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And an anniversary here at TLG

Nine years ago today, on the first of January 2012, the very first post appeared here at The Legal Genealogist.

It explained that:

My purpose in writing The Legal Genealogist is, in part, to help folks understand the often arcane and even impenetrable legal concepts and terminology that are so very important to those of us studying family history. Without understanding the context in which events took place and records were created, we miss so much of both the significance and the flavor of what happened.1

It didn’t stop there. That first post went on to say:

But this blog won’t just be about the law. As the title goes, it’s “genealogy, the law, and so much more.” With your help, it ought to be a lot of fun to see just what “so much more” will be (and how much trouble we can get into finding out!).2

I hope you’re still having as much fun as I am — here at the start of a 10th year of this blog — in figuring out just what “so much more” will be (and how much more trouble we can get into this coming year…).

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year 2021

Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “Happy New Year 2021,” The Legal Genealogist ( : posted 1 Jan 2021).

  1. Judy G. Russell, “The Legal Genealogist takes flight!,” The Legal Genealogist, posted 1 Jan 2012 ( : accessed 1 Jan 2021).
  2. Ibid.
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