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David Fred Cottrell, 1928-2019

Yet another sad farewell They were 12 in number, born between the First World War and and the early years of the Second World War. The children of Clay Rex and Opal (Robertson) Cottrell, The Legal Genealogist's maternal grandparents. Ruth Marie, the first-born. Born...

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2019 alphabet soup: O is for…

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Greek, part law French, even part Anglo-Saxon. And all confusing. It's institute season. This week was the Midwest African-American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) at the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Next...

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Wayback it!

Archive those pages A friend and genealogical colleague was lamenting this week that information he curated and contributed to one of the genealogical wikis had disappeared in the course of later edits. The problem now appears to be curable and folks are trying to...

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SLIG 2020 registration opens Saturday

Get ready for genealogy's winter camp If you're one of those whose schedules won't allow you to attend any of the “summer camps for genealogists” -- the week-long institutes in June and July offered by the Institute of Genealogy and Historical Research (IGHR) in...

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Finding Margaret’s mother, part 5

Why not use autosomal DNA Lots of The Legal Genealogist's readers are helping out with ideas for the Great 2019 Research Caper: putting paid to the genealogical question of “who was the mother of Margaret (Battles) Shew?” Margaret is my 3rd great grandmother. Her...

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