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2019 alphabet soup: Q is for…

Not on the planet Arrakis but... The Legal Genealogist is scrambling to try to catch a bunch of different balls now in the air without letting too many of them hit the ground and bounce. So you know what that means, right? Yup. More 2019 legal alphabet soup. We’re up...

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More on that warrant…

Some questions answered So last week The Legal Genealogist wrote about the search warrant issued by a local judge in the State of Florida for access to the GEDmatch database in a criminal case. And, at that time, basically all that was known was that a warrant had...

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Finding Margaret’s mother: part 6

No news is not always good news. Sometimes it's bad news or frustrating news... or both. As in the case of the continuing search to nail down the question of Margaret's mother -- the woman who is The Legal Genealogist's fourth great grandmother. A brief recap of the...

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A NY gift to NY adoptees

The new year to bring original birth certificates It's a New Year's gift to New York adoptees. Finally... finally... finally... more than 80 years after adoption records in the Empire State were sealed by law, the New Year will see those born in New York and adopted...

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History too

The Legal Genealogist is thoroughly embarrassed. Yesterday's blog lamenting our newly-acquired headaches in finding federal court records due to the relocation of some records to a different National Archives repository missed part of the issue. Yes, as the blog...

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