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Read before use!

Stop. Evaluate. Consider. Almost every day, it seems, there are new toys -- er, new tools -- available to help us understand, analyze and use our DNA results. DNA Painter with its wonderful ability to help visualize segment data. Genetic Affairs with its automagical...

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The birthday gift

The boy who lived She had to have known, on that day when she herself was celebrating her birthday, that there would be another birthday very very soon. It was, after all, not Julia (McGimsey) Baker's first “rodeo” there on that day, 174 years ago today. By the time...

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Hear, hear!

Closed captioning for webinars For more than six years now, The Legal Genealogist has been very proud to be a presenter for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. From my very first webinar for Legacy in 2012 -- Building a Family from Circumstantial Evidence -- to the most...

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Hats off to another amendment

It was the 13th Amendment It really wasn't the Emancipation Proclamation that freed the enslaved. Really. The Legal Genealogist doesn't want to take anything away from the majesty of that document or the man --President Abraham Lincoln -- who issued it. Declaring, as...

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Once again, thank you, Utah!

Eight-five years ago today This day is so wonderful to The Legal Genealogist that a blog post recognizing it should be automagically scheduled to run every year on the fifth of December without fail. As it is, this is the fourth time I've taken the time -- at this...

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