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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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Down the legal rabbit holes

Go ahead... read those laws So... The Legal Genealogist is poking around some late 18th century and early 19th century Massachusetts statutes to try to get an answer to a reader question. The answer is taking more time than expected... and it isn't helping one bit...

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Spring not sprung

Not enough yet at any rate So The Legal Genealogist was in Alabama just a few days ago. Spring had arrived. And then I went to Texas. Spring had arrived. Now I'm home in New Jersey. Where tomorrow is officially the first day of Spring. It's not here yet. Sigh... this...

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The business of genealogy

Looking at corporate history It was 167 years ago today that two men joined forces in New York City to start a new business designed to serve the needs of a growing nation in the wake of the California Gold Rush. Their names: Henry Wells. William G. Fargo. Yes, that...

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day

From one who isn't Irish No amount of finagling on behalf of a cousin who dearly wants to be Irish is going to change the facts: The Legal Genealogist isn't Irish. Scots-Irish, yes. Irish Irish, no. There is not so much as a hint in our family's paper trail that we...

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