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About those misteaks…

Sigh... Typos are never any fun. Especially the ones you discover just after a blog post has been published and emailed to thousands of subscribers. So... some of the links in the post about upcoming August-September events were wrong. They're right online. So if...

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Coming up: August-September 2022

Upcoming presentations It's been a busy summer for The Legal Genealogist, and that's not changing any time soon. Between individual presentations, institute courses and -- sigh -- some very long overdue repairs on my house where a contractor suddenly wanted to start...

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When life is still crazy…

More nature! So... The Legal Genealogist's life has not calmed down one bit. One full-week institute all of last week. Another full-week institute all of next week. And, in between, a quick trip to Mississippi to speak to the Mississippi Genealogical Society, followed...

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When life is crazy…

... turn to nature ... The Legal Genealogist knew this was going to be a busy time of year. And that this week in particular would be nuts. Two institutes on top of each other, and I'm teaching in both. What I didn't count on was that a contractor I have been waiting...

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Coming up: July-August 2022

Upcoming presentations It's the height of the institute season for The Legal Genealogist, which means a very busy schedule coming up. For those events that aren't institute courses, as always I want to invite you to come along, to the extent possible, on the trip…...

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July 4, 2022

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America, WHEN in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the...

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The courage of their convictions

The Genealogy Guys take a stand George Morgan and Drew Smith are The Genealogy Guys -- educators, writers, speakers, and producers of the popular podcast by the same name. They have long been counted among The Legal Genealogist's friends. And never have I been prouder...

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Not through with ThruLines

... even when they're frustrating The Legal Genealogist owes readers an apology. Between the June week of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh (GRIP) and a hard-to-diagnose technical issue with the website, the blog has been really quiet this week. And it...

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The man holes

The missing fathers on Father's Day Like every family history researcher, The Legal Genealogist has them. Those “man holes” in the family tree. The places in the branches where a father should be. And on this Father's Day here in the United States, taking stock of...

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For Juneteenth, the letters

Powerful history Ancestry is often the company genealogists love to hate. Along with every other subscriber, The Legal Genealogist would note that -- sigh -- it's expensive. It's often unresponsive to concerns. It makes changes to things that don't need to be changed...

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