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Change at Find A Grave

Not perfect, but it's a start Find A Grave yesterday announced a new system for the posting of memorials for the “recently deceased” (defined as anyone who has died within the past year) in an effort to give the families some greater opportunity than they have had to...

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Snippet: marking your Germans

Adding umlauts and the like This is definitely going to be snippet week around The Legal Genealogist. I are a student!! With the last-last minute decision of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy to go virtual, I was able to snag a seat in Warren Bittner's Gothic...

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The 2022 DNA goals

One identification per company What a difference in just a few short years... It was just 24 years ago -- barely one generation in genealogical time -- that one of America's foremost genealogists sadly noted that “DNA testing... is not available for general use.”[1....

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Gerhard’s baptism

Record missing in action Johnny George, you and The Legal Genealogist may hafta have words. You, Johann Jürgen Nuckel, just might have some 'splainin' to do. Yes, I know that -- among my 24 identified German fourth great grandparents -- you've actually done a fairly...

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Loving the bad boys…

Newly digitized records of Alcatraz The Legal Genealogist is a total fangirl when it comes to the bad boys... and bad girls... of our family history. Because -- sigh -- the one thing they do that so many of our teachers and preachers and farmers don't do, is leave...

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Coming up: January-February

Upcoming presentations The Legal Genealogist has done a credible job, these past few weeks, of looking backward. But ... sigh... I've been a bit remiss in the other direction. So it's time, and past time, now, to look forward. To invite you along, to the extent...

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Rules of my road: 2022

Not legal advice! So many reader questions come in that are beyond what The Legal Genealogist can answer in this blog, because they're asking for legal advice. Um... that's not what this blog is all about. Not what this blog can do. It's necessary, or at least...

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Welcome to 1926!

The copyright clock keeps ticking For many Americans, this is the first Monday and work day of 2022. For The Legal Genealogist, it's the third day of 1926. No, that's not a typo. I really do mean 1926. The year that books like Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and...

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Milestones, 2022

Looking back to 2021, forward to 2022 The very best part of falling headlong into family history research is the stories. Stories in The Legal Genealogist’s family take us back a long way in America on the maternal side and in Germany on the paternal side. Stories...

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