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2020 alphabet soup: A is for…

Apologies... and an announcement It had to be close to 9 a.m., Salt Lake City time, when The Legal Genealogist convinced both eyes to open ... and focus ... and all fingers to play at least reasonably nicely with a computer keyboard. It's the Saturday after the...

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A death in Bremen

The unimaginable pain There is always something unimaginably sad about the death of a child. It isn't that The Legal Genealogist doesn't try to imagine it. It's that every time I try, my mind shies away from the pain that the parents and other family members of the...

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Note to self: get organized!

The Genealogy Guys point the way Those who know The Legal Genealogist in real life, rather than virtually, know better than to use the word “organized” anywhere in the vicinity. Just because I manage to meet the deadlines and not miss the plane does not make me...

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Mixed emotions

The informational legacy of modern times The Legal Genealogist has often joined with others in lamenting the dearth of personal writings and personal memorabilia that we in modern times are leaving as our legacy for the future. As genealogists, we have the great good...

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Dead-letter clues

Because the law said so Maybe you descend from J.B. Arnold or Miss S.S. Berry or Georgia Dennise or William Murphy or James Parker. Perhaps you're researching Seth Cockerilie or Emma Johnson or Josiah Price or Rose Anne Regan or Cole Watkins. They all had one thing in...

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