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Treaty-ing the law

Great online resource Our ancestors certainly were concerned about weights and measures. They used them in their daily lives, and cared deeply if the millers and merchants weighed things properly. So… Did you ever wonder how it came to be that everyone around...

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Live long and prosper

Fifty years ago today Genealogy is more than just a collection of names and dates and places. Genealogy is the history of our families. Genealogy is our own history. The Legal Genealogist‘s. Yours. Ours. And today… well… at least for some of us of a...

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Scandal in Washington

No, not election-related! Put a bunch of high school students into the National Archives, focus them on Record Group 393, Part 1, volume 298, and sit back and watch. The results are priceless. And, among other things, a clear indicator of the way that history can be...

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160 names on a list

Great candidates! Have you voted yet? There are 160 names on John D. Reid’s list, from the United States, from Canada, from Europe, from Australia and beyond. They are traditional genealogists and genetic genealogists, regional specialists and overall generalists,...

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Put in a laboring oar

Focus on a laboring ancestor today The Legal Genealogist slept in this morning. Tired from yesterday’s homeward travel that began with a 5:40 a.m. flight, and from the rigors of participating in the 40th annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical...

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Hats off to ISOGG

The award to the wiki The lights have been turned off, the booths dismantled, the speakers scattering to airports, highways and train stations to head home from the 40th annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies which has wrapped up in Springfield,...

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For the record…

Getting there when you can’t So you’ve been sitting there all week green with envy, have you? Watching people post from the 40th annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Springfield, Illinois, while you’re stuck somewhere far...

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Over the top!!!

Amazing announcement at FGS It’s been a long time coming, but oh boy… when it happens, it happens. Today, September 1, 2016, at the 40th annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Soicieties in Springfield, Illinois, the word came down from Curt...

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Hats off to the volunteers!

Thank you to every society volunteer It’s Society Day at the 40th annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Springfield, Illinois. A full day of lectures, presentations, workshops and more, aimed towards and focused on the needs of all...

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DNA picks at FGS

DNA education at FGS Springfield So this is FGS week and The Legal Genealogist is now officially en route to the 40th annual conference of the Federation of Genealogical Societies in Springfield, Illinois. The conference begins tomorrow, with a full day of lectures...

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