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History too

The Legal Genealogist is thoroughly embarrassed. Yesterday's blog lamenting our newly-acquired headaches in finding federal court records due to the relocation of some records to a different National Archives repository missed part of the issue. Yes, as the blog...

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Going, going…

... Gone to Kansas City Researching federal court records has always been a bit of a problem. First, of course, a researcher like The Legal Genealogist needed to know what record group the National Archives of the United States had assigned the specific type of court...

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Veteran’s Day 2019

Honoring those who served In the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month of 1918 -- one hundred and one years ago today -- the guns fell silent. On the battlefields of Europe, where war had raged for more than four years, the survivors breathed a sigh...

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About that warrant…

Why its implications are unclear The genetic genealogy community has been in a tizzy since the disclosure by the New York Times on Tuesday that a Florida judge had issued a search warrant for the GEDmatch DNA database. That warrant -- disclosed by a police officer...

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To the forgotten veteran

The one who never gets the credit So many of The Legal Genealogist's family members are being honored this weekend in the United States and, particularly, on Monday. Monday. November 11. Veterans Day. First proclaimed in November 1919 by President Wilson,[1. “Veterans...

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Mapping San Diego

Revisiting county boundaries The Legal Genealogist is heading off to Carlsbad, California, tomorrow on the last long-distance road trip of the year, for a a day of fun with a return visit to the North San Diego County Genealogical Society and its 2019 Fall Seminar at...

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When quiet news shouldn’t be

Spreading the word It's tucked away on the website of the American Society of Genealogists. A quiet -- and quietly powerful -- group of genealogists who elect Fellows to their ranks of no more than 50 persons at a time, the ASG is, it says, “an independent society of...

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When it’s not online

That pesky GPS thing again There is one essential truism in genealogy that every single genealogist -- The Legal Genealogist included -- has encountered at one point or another to our dismay: It's not all online. As a matter of fact, it's estimated that what's...

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Fall 2019 DNA sales

Saving money on test kits Everybody loves a sale -- and genealogists particularly love sales on DNA kits. And the fall sale season is underway for DNA test kits just about everywhere. The sale that ends the soonest is the Halloween sale launched by MyHeritage DNA --...

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Inside the cloakroom

Memories of California It's a never-ending source of wonderment: how the human mind stores memories away in its deepest recesses, and trots them out when the right button is pushed. For The Legal Genealogist, that button gets pushed whenever travel ends in the Bay...

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