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This is only a test…

Really. Disregard it please... The Legal Genealogist is just testing a change to the back end. Apologies for the need to use you all as guinea pigs... So, at least to make up for it a little, here's a cute picture of a guinea pig...

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Contract, not copyright

Different laws, different rules If there's any question that has readers more confused than the “why can't I use this item from that website” question, The Legal Genealogist doesn't know what it might be. It's a question that comes in here almost on a daily basis....

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Get a GRIP for 2021

Registration opens Wednesday, February 17 There's sure no excuse for not getting a first-class genealogical education in 2021. No reason to feel left out when all your friends post what they're learning. Because everything is still virtual in 2021, and not having to...

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Cousins by the half-dozen

Adding to the family tree It was December 2015 before The Legal Genealogist knew for sure who the man was. The “Gerd” identified on the back of a family photo of my German grandmother's Nuckel family could have been a cousin or a nephew or... Both of my father's...

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More cautiously good news

NARA Seattle sale on hold Yep, The Legal Genealogist survived the server swap yesterday and all is well. At least as well as it ever is around here. And there's more cautiously good news to report, this time on the will-there-be-a-NARA-regional-repository-in-Seattle...

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A day for change

Website change, that is The Legal Genealogist's web hosting company is doing some maintenance today. Including moving things around on different servers. So... We may be out of commission a bit from time to time today. Not to worry. It'll all be back to normal -- or...

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Not so fast!

Read those terms before you click It's been a few months since The Legal Genealogist focused on terms of use, or terms of service, which means a whole host of user questions have come in with the usual plaint. “But nobody told me that!” Sigh. Yes. They really did. And...

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Cautious good news

About that USCIS fee hike It's called EO 14012. EO for Executive Order. Signed on 2 February 2021. Published on 5 February 2021. With an official citation of 86 FR 8277 and the fancy title: “Restoring Faith in Our Legal Immigration Systems and Strengthening...

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Persistence and the dates

Keep checking back One of The Legal Genealogist's favorite ancestors is Isabella (Gentry) Robertson. A favorite because she's such a challenge -- married before the 1850 census and without a single surviving vital record (no birth, marriage or death record at all) --...

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A matter of genearosity

No, that's not a mistake A matter of genearosity, huh? The Legal Genealogist assures you, that's not a typo. It's not misspelled. It's the title of a new quarterly webinar series offered by the Virtual Genealogical Association, and it's one I'm delighted to be the...

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