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Blurring the lines

Protecting matches’ privacy So The Legal Genealogist is in Toronto, Canada, for the 2016 Ontario Genealogical Society Conference, and wow… more than 700 registered and very enthusiastic attendees have made this a truly wonderful conference. My own...

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Testing, testing

One, two, three… The Legal Genealogist is lumbering into the 21st century with a website update that, well, isn’t as smooth a transition as we’d like it to be. First there was the problem of trying to see what the changes would look like before they...

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Progress report

Updating the website So The Legal Genealogist is edging into the 21st century… maybe … with a little bit of an update, and a little bit of a spruce up, and a lot of construction dust and debris and woes. First there was the problem of trying to see what...

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Under construction…

Update at The Legal Genealogist Even people like The Legal Genealogist — who generally focuses on the past — occasionally need to look to the future. At least if they don’t want their readers and even their web hosting company to be annoyed with them...

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Chained to the future

Survey says… It was spelled out in the law: “the territory ceded by individual States to the United States, which has been purchased of the Indian inhabitants,” was to be divided into “townships of six miles square, by lines running due north and south, and...

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Remembering Philip… and friends

Remembering the fallen and those who remembered them It is Memorial Day here in the United States; today is the official holiday, the end of the three-day weekend, during which we honor those who gave all for the cause of American freedom. It was added to the federal...

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Get ready for 23andMe change

Action needed in advance So those of us who tested on 23andMe before the whole kerfluffle with the FDA and access to health reports are finally seeing some action in transitioning our accounts over to the new 23andMe reporting system. The Legal Genealogist finally got...

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Coming to the table

A family matter So here’s a question for you… What exactly do these two people have in common? You may recognize the person on the left. The Legal Genealogist. Blogger. Speaker. Genealogist with a law degree. Let me introduce you to the person on the...

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MyHeritage DNA terms changed

Changes in terms of use announced The genealogical community spoke… and a genealogical company listened. MyHeritage has thoroughly revised its terms of use for its newly-announced DNA Matching service — and the terms that the community may have had qualms...

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Mayhap a different mayhem

The meaning of a word It’s a powerful word. A fascinating word. To a law geek like The Legal Genealogist, a lovely word. And it’s a word, I suspect, most of us misuse just a wee bit on those occasions when we do use it, depending on time and place. The...

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