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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...

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...

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...

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...

NGS 2021 goes virtual

Richmond conference pivots to online The National Genealogical Society announced yesterday that its May 2021 conference will be all-virtual, including five days of live events and presentations and a wide variety of on-demand talks. The...

On beyond great and grand

More on the great versus grand issue Nearly six years ago, The Legal Genealogist definitively resolved the question of whether the child of a niece of nephew would be a grandniece or grandnephew or a great niece or great nephew. Definitively. Snort. Because the...

Falling off the edge

Figuratively speaking The Legal Genealogist has not fallen off the edge of the world. Well… Maybe… In a way… Figuratively speaking, anyway. January is SLIG season. For those who aren’t familiar with the acronym, it stands for Salt Lake...

From the Roots of a Tree: 2021

The genealogy of a national hero This year, perhaps more than ever, we need to remember. This year — on the 15th of January, 2021 — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 92 years old. He was born 15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. And those of us...