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A favorite holiday

Family, food, football All of us -- The Legal Genealogist included -- have our favorites. That one holiday of the year that we enjoy just that little bit more than any of the others. For some, it's Christmas. They love the weather at that time of year, the decorating,...

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Scholarship deadlines looming

Don't miss out Attending a genealogical institute -- a week-long immersion in genealogy with likeminded folks who don't roll their eyes when the trials and tribulations of that elusive ancestor are discussed at length -- is one of the great joys of life. And -- sigh...

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Turning the page

When the answer “isn't there” The answer to the question wasn't there. Not in those minutes of the May 1793 term of the Court of Common Pleas in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. Reader Pat Steinkerchner had carefully copied the entire set of minutes because of the...

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The royal year

When was that again anyway? The Legal Genealogist is always sooooooo enthusiastic when coming across a document where the only indication of the date of the document is something along the lines of: “George the Second ... on the twenty Second Day of April in the...

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Garden State court records

Guess what? They're not all online So it's a New Jersey courts kind of day -- or evening, actually -- for The Legal Genealogist, as the Central Jersey Genealogical Club wants to hear about early Garden State courts and their records at its meeting at the Hamilton...

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