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On GivingTuesday…

… consider your genealogical society… The Legal Genealogist has no idea where the whole GivingTuesday thing began. Yes, even Wikipedia says it got its start in 2012 as “the brainchild of Henry Timms at the 92nd Street Y in New York” with a “co-founding...

Veterans Day 2021

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

Choosing number 37

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

Recharging batteries

Yep… ran away from home Yes, the pages of The Legal Genealogist blog have been dark for days. No, The Legal Genealogist hasn’t been sleeping on the job. Sometimes ya just gotta recharge the batteries. And with due precautions, fully-vaccinated sisters, and...

His and hers

A matter of time It’s no secret that, during much of history, women — and particularly married women — have been disadvantaged by the law. The British common law system followed in most of the English colonies around the world and incorporated into...

Year 20… never forget…

20 years later For 20 years, it has sat close at hand. It’s not much to look at. An old plastic film canister, the kind that 35mm film used to come in, back in the day. Film of the kind I had in my pocket that day in September 2011 when my friend Toni asked me...

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...

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,...

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...

Snippets 2021 v.6

Planned downtime at MyHeritage Our new virtual reality has had its up sides and its down sides. On the up side few events have been cancelled. On the down side even more events have been scheduled. Which means it’s a busy time around The Legal Genealogist, with...