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The lure of the sale

Maybe ... just maybe ... With all the summer DNA sales there have been out there, and the fall and winter sales to come, maybe ... just maybe ... it's time to think twice. I know. I know. For The Legal Genealogist not to be begging cousins to test, it almost sounds...

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Snippets 2021 v.8

Consorting with... One more institute to go this summer and The Legal Genealogist's schedule will start getting back to normal. Whatever “normal” is these days. In the meantime, another snippet of genealogy.... This time a bit of definition, sparked by a spirited...

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NARA invites comments

FY2022-26 Strategic Plan open for comments So... The Legal Genealogist just finished sitting in on the one-hour virtual Town Hall of the U.S. National Archives as its staff sought to explain and seek input on its strategic plan for the fiscal years 2022 through 2026....

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Forensic ooops!

About those SLIG courses... An oops in the post about the SLIG courses. The Forensic Genealogy course being taught in the 2022 SLIG Academy in two sections is an all-new Beyond Fundamentals: Hands-on Forensic Genealogy, and not the Fundamentals course. Take note, all...

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SLIG 2022 registration now open

Genealogy's winter camp for genealogists Somehow, the opening bell didn't ring for The Legal Genealogist. Probably because I'm still up to my eyebrows in other institute classes this summer, but I managed to miss the opening of registration for the 2022 Salt Lake...

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Credit doesn’t cut it

Copyright requires more It's a constant refrain in the world of using other people's content: “But I gave the author / photographer / artist credit!” The Legal Genealogist is here to remind us all: that ain't enough if we're using materials that are...

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Snippets 2021 v.7

That -ix ending It's still busy season around these parts -- catching up after a series of institutes and getting ready for another one coming up fast. So... Another snippet of genealogy in this busy time. And this one is a snippet of terminology that's too often...

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About those traits…

Me and the Neanderthals So The Legal Genealogist just got around to taking a closer look at some of the “you have genes like (or unlike) the Neanderthals” reports over at 23andMe. Um... right. Just as I wouldn't take the geoethnic estimates to the bank, I don't think...

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Ancestry retreats

License term change The date on the newly-updated terms and conditions at Ancestry.com still reads 3 August 2021. But there was a change made after that date. According to Ancestry now, users who upload content to Ancestry still give Ancestry a perpetual and...

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One big change at Ancestry

A shift in the terms of service UPDATE [6 Aug 2021]: Ancestry has amended its terms, again, to say it didn't exactly mean it... See here. Ancestry has just updated its terms of service and privacy statement -- again -- and this time there is a change buried deep in...

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