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Not through with ThruLines

... even when they're frustrating The Legal Genealogist owes readers an apology. Between the June week of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and a hard-to-diagnose technical issue with the website, the blog has been really quiet this week. And it...

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The man holes

The missing fathers on Father's Day Like every family history researcher, The Legal Genealogist has them. Those “man holes” in the family tree. The places in the branches where a father should be. And on this Father's Day here in the United States, taking stock of...

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For Juneteenth, the letters

Powerful history Ancestry is often the company genealogists love to hate. Along with every other subscriber, The Legal Genealogist would note that -- sigh -- it's expensive. It's often unresponsive to concerns. It makes changes to things that don't need to be changed...

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A matter of friendship

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Greek, part law French, even part Anglo-Saxon. And all confusing. The Legal Genealogist assures you, dear reader: the relationship didn't morph in all the years of Clarence Wells' life. Joe Wells is clearly the name in the box...

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DNA favor

I neeeeeed this one The Legal Genealogist has determined that Francis Marion Robertson appears in dozens of family trees on Ancestry. And I Do Need A favor on this one. List him with the right parents and grandparents, wouldja? His mama, Samantha (Battles) Robertson,...

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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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