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Celebrating siblings

Or maybe kittens... If The Legal Genealogist ran the circus, they wouldn't exist. By the time I was four, I was done with siblings. I had an older sister. I had a younger brother. Enough already yet. So if I'd had my way, here on National Siblings Day,[1. Wikipedia...

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We won one!

Researchers, rejoice! There isn't anything The Legal Genealogist likes better than the chance to report good news. And boy is there ever good news to report today. The National Archives' regional repository in Seattle, Washington, is staying put. No more threat to...

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Sourcing history

Like any other research... Like every good genealogist who ever lived, The Legal Genealogist is a history geek. We need to be able to properly understand our research subjects -- and the records they left -- in the context of their time and place where they lived and...

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Executive Order 6101

Launching the CCC It was on the fifth of April 1933 that Franklin Delano Roosevelt signed it. It was intended to implement, in part, the provisions of “An Act for the relief of unemployment through the performance of useful public work, and for other purposes,” which...

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The witness who wasn’t

Why the witness wasn't Charlsie There was that one nagging issue in The Legal Genealogist's thinking. The thinking that led to last Saturday's family blog suggesting that the second youngest daughter of William and Ann (Jacobs) Battles posed as her sister Charlsie,...

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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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