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Weathering the storms

Historical reports for genealogy Every couple of years, The Legal Genealogist faces a day like today. Where the snow is lightly falling and the forecast is for... Well... Something. Maybe a dusting. And maybe a blizzard. Something they're calling a bomb cyclone...

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Why genealogy…

... this is why ... So very often, people who haven't been bitten by the family history bug will shake their heads in disbelief over the enthusiasm of the researcher. “Why?” they ask -- even demand. “Why do you do this?” Here, on Holocaust Remembrance Day,[1. See...

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Learning the law

via LOC webinars Every genealogist has a happy place. For some, it might be the reading room in the National Archives of the United States in Washington, D.C. Or the special collections room of a particular library. Or the back room of a local courthouse that holds...

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Just the facts

... of whatever flavor... Reader David came across the reference in an 1877 court case he was trying to figure out. And it made no sense to him whatsoever. “The court,” he wrote, “appears to be drawing a distinction between facts and facts. And I don't get it.” Yep....

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Snippet: write it down

Oh, the pain of that lie! There's a “funny” meme going around on social media. You know the one. The one that says: “The biggest lie I tell myself is, I don't need to write that down, I'll remember it.” For some people, that might actually be funny. For genealogists...

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A genealogist with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell, JD, CG, CGL , is a lecturer, educator and writer. [More]

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