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Don’t buy that book!

Reprise: Best for genealogy It is two years to the day today since reader Pam Anderson had a great question after trying -- and failing -- to find a truly archaic legal term in her pocket copy of Black's Law Dictionary. “On the Black’s Law Dictionary,” she asked, “any...

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Recording all the details

Family history is more than begats Yesterday's post about a resource on military legal history prompted friend and genealogical colleague Gordon Remington to offer his own reminder of another tome that genealogists will find useful. It's one The Legal Genealogist has...

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A guide to the laws of war

Digitized 1919 source book In case you hadn't noticed, The Legal Genealogist is a law geek. I mean, seriously. As in perfectly willing to stay up until all hours reading geeky stuff like, oh, the Mutiny Act of 1689.[1. See “Mutiny Act,” World Heritage Encyclopedia;...

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Update in AncestryDNA research consent

What you're agreeing to One of the most important aspects of DNA testing -- and one that is given short shrift by way too many people -- is the act of saying yes or no to the terms of service and research agreements asked of us. Every single company that we might test...

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In the swamp

Those other land acts The puzzlement of The Legal Genealogist over the migration of an ancestor from Alabama to Arkansas between 1850 and 1860 led to some research being done by readers, and some suggestions being offered. And one in particular needs some more...

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