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Father's Day DNA sales One week from today -- Sunday, June 20th -- it's Father's Day in the United States. And you know what that means. Yep: DNA kits are on sale. The following prices are US prices, but many offers may also be available internationally, so check the...

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Those snippets

Word-picture postcards of a life They are among the most precious gifts a genealogist can ever receive. Those snippets that help breathe life into the names and dates and places of our research. In late August 1908, The Legal Genealogist's great grandfather Jasper...

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The third part

A third leg to the consent tripod The age of consent has been an issue the last couple of days. Yesterday, The Legal Genealogist responded to a discussion on Facebook, and explained the difference between the age of consent (in criminal law) and the age of consent (in...

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Same not same

A isn't always A The age of consent isn't the same thing as the age of consent. Really. Yes, The Legal Genealogist knows that's confusing. So let's try to untangle it. The issue came up yesterday on Facebook where the question was the ages of the family members who...

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Connecticut opens OBCs

Adoptees to get original birth certificates In just a few weeks, on 1 July 2021, adult adoptees born in Connecticut will have the unrestricted right to get what everyone else takes for granted. A new law, signed into law on 7 June by Governor Ned Lamont, will give all...

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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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