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Tree charts for all

Available on DNA Painter to non-subscribers Okay, okay, so The Legal Genealogist jumped the gun a little. Back in July, I wrote about a cool new tool from DNA Painter that allows us to create a family tree -- including by way of uploading a GEDCOM file -- and turns it...

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NGS and FGS to merge

One organization in 2020, one national conference in 2021 In a surprise announcement at the opening session of the 2019 Federation of Genealogical Societies conference in Washington D.C. yesterday came the news that the two national-scope genealogical groups of the...

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The gift

That keeps on giving... A family member The Legal Genealogist will call DFC first provided a YDNA sample in 2008, and had his autosomal DNA tested for the first time in 2010 when the test first became available. Since the 9th of July 2019, he has had 106 matches on...

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Yet another resource

One more option for legal terms Earlier this week, reader Patricia Victor was puzzling out the meaning of the legal Latin term levari facias. She'd already tried an online version early edition of Black's Law Dictionary[1. The Law Dictionary...

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On beyond Black’s

Sometimes you need another dictionary The Legal Genealogist loves it when a reader question offers up a gold-studded opportunity for learning . And reader Patricia Victor did just that with her question on the legal Latin term levari facias. She said she looked the...

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