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2017 alphabet soup: F is for…

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Anglo-Saxon, all confusing. The Legal Genealogist is sprinting to the finish line of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh at LaRoche College. Rick Sayre and I co-coordinate this class, Law School for Genealogists,...

Stand up for records access!

Reposted from RPAC (Note: The Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) is a joint committee of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, with input from...

SLIG registration for 2018

Course registration opens Saturday July 8 It’s that time of year again, when genealogists from around the country — and the world — suffer while colleague after colleague mentions what wonderful experiences each is having at what The Legal...

July 4th… 2017

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America, WHEN in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the...

Best genealogy ad ever

Ancestry’s new Fourth of July ad This may be the Best Genealogy Ad Ever. In capital letters. Bold. And italics. Seriously. Ancestry has just produced an ad for the Fourth of July celebration here in the United States which will give you goosebumps. It’s...

FGS early bird deadline

Register by Saturday and save! This is it. This Saturday. July 1. It’s a deadline no genealogist wants to miss — the early bird registration deadline for the 2017 Federation of Genealogical Societies Conference in Pittsburgh, Building Bridges to the Past....

Starting a conversation

Honoring the ancestors The Legal Genealogist is still digging out from under the accumulated email, snail mail and other impacts of being away for three weeks so the return to what passes for normal around here on this blog is getting off to a bit of a slow start. But...

Genealogy Guys Podcasts

Podcasts chock full of fun Do you listen to the Genealogy Guys podcasts? You should, you know, and not just because The Legal Genealogist was the guest of host Drew Smith in the Genealogy Connection episode just published on June 17th. These podcasts are chock full of...

Heading home from Down Under

The end of an amazing trip First and foremost, The Legal Genealogist wishes to assure loyal readers that this blog will return to the subject of genealogy and the law… tomorrow. Or maybe the day after. (It depends on flight schedules and jet lag, among other...