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Welcome to Number 11!

A new Archivist of the United States It's one of the most important titles in the American genealogical and historical world. The title of Archivist of the United States. Until yesterday, only 10 people had ever held the title: • Robert D. W. Connor, 1934-1941 • Solon...

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PTP finally!!!

GREAT news about 1812 pensions Yeah, The Legal Genealogist is late with the news, but this news is so good, it's worth repeating even if you've already heard it. The project is back. Back on track. Back digitizing records. And not just plain old ordinary records[1. If...

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About that milestone…

Missing Tim He came into this world 50 years ago yesterday, a tiny little boy fighting desperately for his life. Born with hydrocephalus and spina bifida, the odds were very long against his survival -- and even if he did make it, his lifespan at the time was...

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Coming up: May-June 2023

Upcoming presentations The Legal Genealogist is way behind in posting -- about upcoming events, genealogy news, or just about anything. Sigh... That's because things are busy. Which is an explanation, not an excuse. So... here's the scoop on at least my own upcoming...

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Attention NY researchers!

Free from the NY State Archives It may be the single best guide to a single state's court records that's ever been produced. Authored and compiled by Dr. James D. Folts of the New York State Archives, it bears the unwieldy title: “Duely & Constantly Kept:” A history...

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A genealogist with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL , is a lecturer, educator and writer. [More]

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