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Michael and Tamara doing well

The Legal Genealogist is delighted to report that our community’s heroes — Michael Hall and Tamara Rencher — came through yesterday’s operations with flying colors.

Good newsAs of the end of the day yesterday, both were doing well, resting comfortably and everything looked good with the kidney donation from Michael to Tamara.1

And our community had sent its love and its good wishes in a powerful tangible way to two of our best.

We didn’t send flowers.

We sent support, for a cause these two people and their families support.

As of 7:00 a.m. today, the amount donated to the Preserve the Pensions campaign in honor of these two folks had crossed the $5,400 mark.

That amount gets doubled by Ancestry… so nearly $11,000 will go to protecting, preserving and digitizing some of the most fragile — and most genealogically valuable — records our nation has. The War of 1812 pension files held by the National Archives are goldmines, but are in desperate need of permanent conservation. This program will make them forever freely available to us all.

How wonderful that our community chose to send its best wishes to Michael and Tamara by contributing to a cause both the Rencher and Hall families so greatly support.

And how wonderful that modern medicine made this good news possible for us all.


  1. For the details, see Judy G. Russell, “Today, in the west,” The Legal Genealogist, posted 28 June 2016 ( : accessed 29 June 2016).
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