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Doing more for LVA

What else can we do? Concern over the budget issues of the Library of Virginia (LVA) -- Virginia's state archives and library in Richmond -- is clearly broadly felt within our genealogical community. After yesterday's blog about LVA and the bills now pending in the...

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Records access alert: LVA funding

Speak out now for LVA records Imagine, if you will, the accumulated history of one of the oldest and most significant of the American colonies. Birthplace of Presidents and judges, of slaves and indentured servants, of yeomen farmers and teachers and preachers, of...

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The dark side of fairy tales

Once upon a time That's the way all of the fairy tales of The Legal Genealogist's childhood and youth began. And, at the end, it was always “...and they lived happily ever after.” Except that not all fairy tales had happy endings. The Brothers Grimm had some truly...

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The bittersweet reminder

Technology and those birthdays Technology and the modes and means of modern communication offer much to a family these days that is sweet. Signing on to social media to see the very first pictures of the new baby being added to the family... whether of the human or...

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Tarry not, ye researchers!

Forensic scholarship applications due February 1 If you're an advancing genealogist, thinking of how to build a career in this field, or just wondering what life as a forensic genealogist might be like, and you've been sitting at home this week watching all the posts...

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Term of the day: zythum

“Drink like an Egyptian”??? It's now Day Four of the 2017 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy, and we're headed for the final stretch. Thirty top-flight students -- engaged and engaging, questioning and searching -- have graced the classroom of The Legal Genealogist and...

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Term of the day: naked (reprise)

No, no, no, not that It's Day 3 of the 2017 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy -- and the pace is picking up. But The Legal Genealogist can't allow her faithful readers to suffer the pangs of withdrawal, so... once again... The term of the day (a reprise from 2014[1....

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Term of the day: those other kids

It never fails Really. It never ever fails. The Legal Genealogist does a hit-and-run on something like a term of the day, and somebody offers a reminder that... well... it ain't necessarily so. Or to quote my favorite phrase, sometimes, it depends. Yesterday, the blog...

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Term of the day: oh those kids

Older, younger, say what? Today is the first full day of the 2017 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and a full week of teaching awaits. So nobody will go into withdrawal, however, The Legal Genealogist offers... The term of the day: YOUNGER CHILDREN. Now we all know...

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Term of the day: haplogroup

Term of the day Back on the road: tomorrow sounds the opening bell for the 2017 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy -- and a whole mess of lectures and presentations in five days. But The Legal Genealogist can't allow her faithful readers to suffer the pangs of...

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