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Doubts about dower

Not everywhere at all times On the 10th of December 1874, a couple with whom The Legal Genealogist has more than just a passing acquaintance sold off 39 and 2/3 acres of land in Parker County, Texas. G.W. and Martha L. “Cotrell,” as their names appear in the document,...

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Call for comments

A call to action for genealogists Like most requests from the federal government, it seems to be written in geek-speak: the language of bureaucracy. Telling ordinary citizens to “identify, with specificity, the regulation or ... process at issue, providing the Code of...

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About that swiped photograph…

No, we can't use it like that. Really. There was yet another of Those Conversations on Facebook yesterday. An individual had tried to upload a photograph to FamilySearch, and it had been bounced. The information in the lower right corner -- enlarged and enhanced by...

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Legal Michigan

A one-stop shop for early Michigan statutes Michigan. The state whose territory -- home to various Native American tribes -- was first claimed by France as part of the New France colony, then by the British, then by the new United States.[1. See Wikipedia...

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Such a deal…

Half off new Family Tree Webinar subscriptions There is always, always, always something new to learn in genealogy. All of us -- The Legal Genealogist included -- have so much more to learn about history, geography, customs, migration and and and... all in the...

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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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