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Coming up: April-May 2024

Upcoming presentations Spring has sprung — or is giving it a good shot around most of the United States — clearing the way for one of the first in-person appearances of 2024, and a whole lot of virtual events as well. Yeah, there’s a lot coming up...

The spoken word

… not a legal transfer It’s a question that comes up a lot in the emails to The Legal Genealogist. This time, it came from a genealogical society that wants to honor a long-time volunteer. “This volunteer has written many columns for our newsletter...

A word without limits

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Greek, part law French, even part Anglo-Saxon. And all confusing. “You keep using that word, I do not think it means what you think it means.” It’s a wonderful sentence, one that made The Legal Genealogist giggle in the...

IGHR 2024 registration tomorrow!

You snooze, you lose Tomorrow. Yes, tomorrow. Saturday, March 9th. The Day not to sleep in if you’re hoping to get in on an unparalleled opportunity for genealogical education and fun — the last of what The Legal Genealogist calls summer camps for genealogists...

Coming up: March-April 2024

Upcoming presentations EEEK! The Legal Genealogist flat out forgot! February zipped to a close and March came in like a lion and… Yeah, there’s a lot going on, and there’s more coming up fast. And, as always, I want to invite you to come along, to...

Overlooked gems

Institute courses that deserve another look Registration is already open for one of this year’s summer institutes for genealogical education, and registration will open for another on Saturday. These two — what The Legal Genealogist calls “summer camps for...

GAMECHANGER!!!

BIG news from FamilySearch at RootsTech FamilySearch today opened public access to an experimental search function that can search every word of text — including every name — even in handwritten documents that haven’t been indexed by the hordes of...

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...

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....

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...