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2019 alphabet soup: F is for…

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Greek, part law French, even part Anglo-Saxon. And all confusing. The Legal Genealogist went to law school in the 20th century. Despite what my nieces and nephews suggest ("that was so long ago you spoke Latin, right?"), we...

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New DNA book now available

An advanced guide for DNA researchers And it's out. Available now on Amazon is a new DNA book edited by Debbie Parker Wayne, CG, CGL, and pulling together a wide variety of authors and subjects focused on advanced DNA issues and techniques. The brand new volume,...

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The one I wish I’d known

The one I never met He was born 128 years ago tomorrow. A father twice over. A grandfather eight times over. A great grandfather 13 times over. A great great grandfather 11 times over with a 12th on the way. And he only ever saw three of those descendants in his...

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Read the law books

Yes, read them, really The Legal Genealogist loves it when this happens. A fabulous question just came in minutes ago in a comment to Wednesday's post about private laws,[1. Judy G. Russell, “Down the legal rabbit holes,” The Legal Genealogist, posted 20 Mar 2019...

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International legal rabbit holes

Private laws elsewhere It rarely fails. The Legal Genealogist hardly finishes a blog post without the inevitable inquiry... the question that should have been anticipated. Yesterday's blog about private laws[1. Judy G. Russell, “Down the legal rabbit holes,” The Legal...

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