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Silver bells for Cyndi’s List!

Celebrating 25 years It was just 1,025 links on a single web page when it launched, 25 years ago today. It is, today, one of the most remarkable, durable, and valuable genealogical resources anywhere on the internet, one The Legal Genealogist uses -- and treasures --...

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For the one of every seven Americans…

... with German ancestors ... It's an amazing statistic in terms of ancestral origins. One of every seven Americans has German ancestors. That's an estimate, of course: more than 46 million Americans reported German ancestry as of 2015[1. See “Ancestry of U.S....

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Adding that image citation

A look at captioning with Irfanview The Legal Genealogist is a big fan of Irfanview, a free graphics editing program. One thing I like best about it is how easy it is to use Irfanview to add a caption to a photograph to save the source citation information. So, twice...

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Another acquisition

MyHeritage to be acquired by Francisco Partners It seems like it's the season for it -- changes in the genealogy world. Just as a million people around the world signed in for RootsTech Connect 2021 and began playing with new MyHeritage technology to animate...

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So bad… and not so bad…

I simply remember my favorite things And then I don't feel so bad... -- Oscar Hammerstein II, lyricist, My Favorite Things There are times, in genealogy, when you can do all the right things... and still not find the answer. When you can follow every bit of advice...

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Technology that is cool…

... or creepy, or both ... It's a brand-new feature from MyHeritage... and The Legal Genealogist can't quite decide whether it's cool, or creepy, or both at the same time. Just rolled out in time for the huge RootsTech Connect 2021 conference, MyHeritage allows you...

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RootsTech Connect 2021 underway

And there are these law-related talks... So it's off to the races at RootsTech Connect 2021. In case you've missed the hype over the last few weeks, the absolutely huge all-virtual RootsTech Connect 2021 is now officially underway in all time zones. With more than a...

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About those Relatives at Rootstech…

It's fun but... So the big all-virtual RootsTech Connect 2021 conference kicks off this week -- three days of live-streamed “main stage” events like celebrity keynotes and cultural performances together with a full year of access to hundreds of recorded presentations....

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DNA at RootsTech Connect 2021

Lots to choose from There will be two big issues for genealogists who want to attend the big virtual RootsTech Connect 2021, this year’s all-free, all-virtual, all-global online event which gets underway this week and runs 25–27 February 2021. One of those issues will...

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Think horses, not zebras

Think basics, not exotics It's one of the most basic tenets of medicine. When you hear hoofbeats, think horses, not zebras. Often ascribed to Dr. Theodore Woodward, a professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine in the 1940s, what it means in essence is...

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