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Drawing the lines

The changes in Florida county borders “Beginning at the northwest corner of township thirty-one south, of range thirty-five east.” That’s the way the law begins. … thence east on the line dividing the townships thirty and thirty-one south, to the point...

Gen-Fed 2017 registration Saturday!

One of genealogy’s best offerings It’s a big week for genealogical education, with registration opening today at noon for the June courses at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh and registration scheduled for Saturday for another great...

Reminder: GRIP registration tomorrow

Registration opens at noon EST If you’re still wondering what to do to enhance your genealogical education this summer, here’s one last reminder — registration begins tomorrow, Wednesday, February 22, for the June session at the Genealogical Research...

Remembering the internees

The stain on American honor February 19, 1942. Seventy-five years ago yesterday. That’s when it began. It was 75 years ago yesterday that the United States embarked on an episode that can only be described as shameful. Rounding up and locking up more than...

The floodgates open!

Let the transfers begin It’s taken a very long time, but the floodgates are now open for transfers into the autosomal DNA database at Family Tree DNA. And for those who have tested at other companies but want the benefits of having good analytical tools while...

Get a GRIP for June 2017

Registration opens Wednesday, February 22 So you didn’t make it to the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in January. And you didn’t register for the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research for its summer classes. Are you starting to feel distinctly...

DNA doings in 2017

Rumbles from RootsTech Lots of DNA developments are coming down the pike and RootsTech 2017 attendees got an eyeful and earful about — and sometimes a sneak peek at — what’s to come. Let’s take it company by company and hit the highlights....

Another RootsTech serendipity

Another Baker-who-isn’t RootsTech seems to be The Place for serendipity moments. Three years ago, when The Legal Genealogist was a RootsTech keynote speaker, the topic of the keynote was the potential to lose oral family history in just three generations. One of...

Not JUST streaming!

RootsTech session recorded for later viewing It’s a grey overcast cold day in Salt Lake City — and nobody cares. Because inside the Salt Palace it’s hot as RootsTech 2017 is in full swing. Today, the exhibit hall opens, there are sessions from early...

Down the stream at RootsTech

LiveStreaming sessions starting tomorrow Here it is, another cold snowy February day, with tons of friends and fellow genealogists heading off to Salt Lake City for the 2017 RootsTech conference. And you’re stuck at home. Minor little issues like work. Or...