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The courts versus the Family Bible

Always always doublecheck Everything about the entries in the Family Bible says they should be believed. Those two final deaths entered on the family pages were written in two different inks and two different handwritings -- or at least by one person at two very...

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Reprise: remembering the internees

The stain on American honor It began 77 years ago yesterday. February 19, 1942. The day when the United States began rounding up and locking up more than 100,000 men, women and children who had committed no crime except to arouse the fears of their neighbors. Men,...

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Get a GRIP for 2019

Registration opens Wednesday, February 20 So you didn’t make it to the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in January. And you sat there the whole time watching people who share your interests learning new things and having fun... without you. And you're starting to feel...

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Mushrooming laws

Results of reader challenge So it was an eye-opening experience to toss a challenge to readers Friday: Can you find a law about mushrooms somewhere in the United States?[1. Judy G. Russell, “Mushrooms in law books,” The Legal Genealogist, posted 15 Feb 2019...

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Commercial researchers gain FTDNA access

Bode Technology using FTDNA matching system The news about police access to the DNA matching system at Family Tree DNA just keeps getting worse. First, it was that, under an agreement with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a few crime scene samples had been run...

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