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DNA winds of change

Big changes in the wind at FTDNA, GEDmatch There have been two major developments in the DNA world this week -- a change in ownership at Family Tree DNA and a change in direction at GEDmatch. And exactly what either change will mean for the typical DNA customer......

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Milestones, 2021

Looking back to 2020, forward to 2021 The very best part of falling headlong into family history research is the stories. Stories in The Legal Genealogist’s family take us back a long way in America on the maternal side and in Germany on the paternal side. Stories...

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To enrich, expand and inspire

TIGR registration opens tomorrow The Legal Genealogist descends from a Texan who descends from a Texan who descends from a Texan who descends from a settler in the Republic of Texas. As far as the records go, that's nearly 180 years of connection with the Lone Star...

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Factually speaking…

Not copyrightable It's the kind of information a genealogist may spend hours or days or even weeks ferreting out. Hunting through courthouses and archival back rooms for county records that don't exist that far back in time. Trudging through court records that don't...

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America’s law blog

From America's law library For many genealogists, their favorite law-related blog is The Legal Genealogist. And for that, I'm most appreciative. But The Legal Genealogist has one more for you to read. The one I read, all the time. It's America's law blog, from...

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