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Finding Maryland law

One-stop-shopping for the law of the Old Line State The Legal Genealogist is off today, heading south for the Fall Seminar of the Maryland Genealogical Society... but not -- for once -- to an airport. No, this afternoon I'll be behind the wheel, since Maryland is well...

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An early Maryland resource

Colonial records online free It is one of the most compelling pieces of Maryland history. And one that many researchers have no idea exists... or where to find it. It's the Maryland Census of 1776 -- and in some counties it goes beyond mere heads of household to list...

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Beyond the city limits

Directories for the rest of us The Legal Genealogist had no sooner pushed the “publish” button on last week's blog post about city directories than the laments began. “I wish my people had lived in cities,” one wailed. “Mine were all farmers,” another complained. As...

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Another day, another statute…

... in Maryland's colonial legislature You have to wonder, just a little, about Maryland in the 1730s. The Legal Genealogist certainly did, last night, while poking around in early statutes in anticipation of this weekend's Fall Seminar of the Maryland Genealogical...

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Year 16… never forget…

16 years later... It was sixteen years ago today. A stunningly beautiful day, one of those early fall days in the northeast that fills your heart with joy as you inhale the crisp morning air under deep blue skies with brilliant sunshine. A day on which, you might have...

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Helping Houston

...while helping ourselves Sometimes it just takes that little extra something to push us over into pulling the DNA testing trigger. That little additional nudge that says: Now. Now is the time. Go ahead. Do it. And being able to help others, particularly those so...

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One special marker

For one special man The earliest burials there date back to California territory, though their interment there came later, after the remains were moved there in 1882. There's a monument there commemorating the 62 sailors who died aboard the USS Bennington when an...

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Seeking direction

Using city directories The Legal Genealogist is off to California this morning, en route to tomorrow's Fall seminar of the San Diego Genealogical Society. Yesterday was the last day to register online, but you can always check with the society about walk-in space......

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A key vital workaround

Yet another data source All of us who research family history -- The Legal Genealogist included -- tend to get a little ... um ... irreverent in describing certain events and record types that are near and dear to our hearts. As in the records of folks as they are...

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Weather it is…

San Diego in 1872-73... and more Along with everyone else on every side of the country these days, The Legal Genealogist has been keeping an eye on the weather. With Harvey having hammered the Gulf Coast, and Irma threatening the east, and wildfires raging throughout...

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