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That birth in Texas

An April birth 121 years ago today You can't help but wonder just what his mama thought the day that he was born. Martha H. “Mattie” (Johnson) Cottrell had already birthed nine babies and buried two of them by that April day in 1898. Sammie, born in 1887, was not...

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A daily dose of documents

When the internees fought back It remains one of the most shameful episodes in American history. That time when the United States rounded up tens of thousands of people, the vast majority of them American citizens, and locked them up in camps far from their homes......

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When the earth shakes

One hundred and thirteen years ago today It was just a few minutes after 5 a.m. on the west coast of the United States. And the earth began to shake in San Francisco. The earliest tremor hit the city at 5:12 a.m., and what has been called the Great Earthquake —...

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Spreading genealogy’s wings

On the local level Like most Americans of a certain age, the day came when The Legal Genealogist got that letter in the mail. You know the one. The one that welcomed us all into the fraternity of the elders known for short as AARP. The American Associated of Retired...

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Weeping for Our Lady

Mourning the damage to an historic icon Paris, we all weep with you today. Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “Weeping for Our Lady,” The Legal Genealogist (https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog : posted 16 Apr 2019).

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