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Name that court

Finding the records means knowing the court A rose by any other name might smell as sweet, but having forty-'leven names -- depending on the jurisdiction -- for one key court creating one key set of records isn't a sweet thing for genealogists to deal with. The record...

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The flight of time

Don't delay in that research “Tempus fugit,” the Latin saying goes, whether we want it to or not. Time flies. And when it has flown its full course, all of us -- The Legal Genealogist included -- will suffer losses from which there may be no real recovery. One of my...

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No excuses!

Test that DNA! Once again the DNA testing companies are giving us -- and our cousins -- no excuse for not getting that DNA test done. Yes, it's sale time again, with some brief sales for the American Thanksgiving holiday to start with, and with the more general...

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Chasing George

Kentucky to Tennessee to Texas? Genealogists, truth be told, have favorite ancestors. We don't always admit it -- we feel somehow we should love and honor them all equally, the way a parent is supposed to love the children all equally. But we all really do have those...

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The price of access

Logging in is on its way Like any good red-blooded American genealogist, The Legal Genealogist is a big fan of free. Free records! Free online services! Free! And nobody, but nobody, does free better than FamilySearch. The mega-database research website...

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