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Recharging batteries

Yep... ran away from home Yes, the pages of The Legal Genealogist blog have been dark for days. No, The Legal Genealogist hasn't been sleeping on the job. Sometimes ya just gotta recharge the batteries. And with due precautions, fully-vaccinated sisters, and a couple...

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Recombining relations

Why we test everyone we can It's the phrase every single child, ever, hates to hear. The Legal Genealogist sure knows it, and heard it often enough. You know the one. "Why can't you be more like (fill in the blank with the name of the particular sibling or cousin who...

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When the answer is right there…

For heaven's sake, look at the law! Fair warning: The Legal Genealogist is on a rant. No matter how many times I make one key point, it seems that way too many genealogists just don't get it. That point: if we want to understand the records, we have got to understand...

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Estating the obvious…

We all need a DNA estate plan If there is anything in this world that should be abundantly clear to us all, after 19 months of a global pandemic and nearly five million dead (including 700,000 Americans), it's that we all need to think about making sure our affairs...

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His and hers

A matter of time It's no secret that, during much of history, women -- and particularly married women -- have been disadvantaged by the law. The British common law system followed in most of the English colonies around the world and incorporated into their laws after...

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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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