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Get a GRIP for 2024

Registration opens Tuesday, 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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The unavailable SS-5

When we don't get what we asked for Reader Barbara Dottino had an unpleasant surprise when she asked the U.S. Social Security Administration for a copy of a relative's SS-5 form. She wanted a copy of the original application for a Social Security number. But that's...

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Coming up: February-March 2024

Upcoming presentations Hard to believe January 2024 is already in the bag and February is here! The Legal Genealogist has already had a busy year and there's more -- much more -- coming up fast. And, as always, I want to invite you to come along, to the extent...

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BIG win on USCIS fees

Final fee rule announced by USCIS Gentle people, we won. Pure and simple. The final rule adopting new fees for the genealogy program at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) was published today and... We won. Starting April 1, 2024, the fees for some...

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Ordering the SS-5: 2024 style

Higher fee, new SSA website So... you want a copy of that ancestor's application for a Social Security number, do you? You can get it. But it's going to cost you more than it used to, and there's a new web page that the Social Security Administration wants you to use...

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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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