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Sanborn online at LOC

A gift from Sanborn and the Library of Congress The genealogical community got the first installment of what’s going to be a fabulous gift for research when the Library of Congress announced yesterday that nearly 25,000 Sanborn Fire Insurance maps have gone...

Indiana bound

Indiana resources So The Legal Genealogist is winging her way westward this morning, to Indianapolis and the two-day event at the Indiana Historical Society that gets underway tonight. It’s a fun evening that awaits folks tonight, when we look at Blackguards and...

Counting California

That one state census The first time the population of California was ever recorded in a United States census was 1850. At that time, according to the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of that western territory-and-soon-to-be-state was 92,597 men, women and...

The women of Sacramento County

Going it on their own They weren’t at all rare. It happened all the time. The Legal Genealogist found that the court records and even the newspapers of the day are full of the reports: • On the 23rd of February 1880, the application of Eliza J. Limbaugh was...

Be it resolved…

Read the resolutions The question is one of the “Frequently Asked Questions” on the National Park Service website for the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C.: “What is inside the Washington Monument?” The answer, in part, is that: “The interior walls are lined...