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Giving Tuesday from NYG&B

Four free lectures tomorrow It’s been a tough year for everybody, and that includes the societies that The Legal Genealogist and the entire genealogical community all depend on to help preserve access to records, produce quality journals, and more. What’s...

Giving thanks, 2020 style

From one to 76 It is Thanksgiving Day here in the United States. A special day of thanks has been part of the national tradition here since the first President, George Washington, responded to a call by Congress and designated Thursday, November 26, 1789 as a “day of...

Seven score and 17 years ago

Words echoing down the years The date was November 19, 1863. The place, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. And the speaker, Abraham Lincoln. Words that have echoed down the years and echo still today… as powerful and necessary today as they were seven score and 17 years...

2020’s hardest decision

Hunkering down for the holidays It’s not quite two weeks to Thanksgiving here in the United States (November 26 this year). And just six weeks — exactly — to Christmas Day. Times when The Legal Genealogist traditionally gets together in joy with as...

For a good cause

Ancestry and others matching NGS donations The merger of the National Genealogical Society (NGS) and the Federation of Genealogical Societies (FGS) under the NGS umbrella has created unique opportunities… and unique challenges. Taking advantage of those...

Veteran’s Day 2020

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

Vote 2020!

Get out and vote! It’s election day 2020 in the United States. And here’s The Legal Genealogist’s #1 Election Day rule: It’s not over until ALL votes are counted. Seriously… if you didn’t vote, I’m not going to listen for one...

Tarheel thanks

NCGS Member Appreciation Day We sometimes forget, as genealogists, just what goodies we get when we join the genealogical societies in the areas where we live or where our ancestors came from. Things like — in one case in particular — a subscription to a...

Choosing number 36

Nominations sought for NGS Hall of Fame Thirty five times, the genealogical community has honored one of our best, one that we’ve lost. Thirty five times, the focus has been on someone who has made contributions to the field of genealogy that were of lasting...

Coming up soon…

Zoom along with TLG A long time faithful reader of The Legal Genealogist was Not Happy. This past weekend, I was off spending some fun time with the Minnesota Genealogical Society and the attendees of their 2020 North Star Genealogy Conference — all virtually of...