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The things you learn…

... a note to subscribers It appears that the service that The Legal Genealogist uses to send blog posts out electronically does something a bit odd when the word for electronic mail is used in the post and set off in parentheses. It converts it to the electronic mail...

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2020 alphabet soup: B is for…

Buildings One building in particular, that is. This one. The National Archives building in Seattle, Washington. Which the Public Buildings Reform Board has decided should be sold... because the real estate it sits on is a hot property. Not one whit of consideration...

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From the Roots of a Tree: 2020

The genealogy of a national hero This year -- on the 15th of January, 2020 -- Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 91 years old. He was born 15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. And those of us old enough to remember know only too well that he died 4 April...

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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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