The things you learn…

… a note to subscribers It appears that the service that The Legal Genealogist uses to send blog posts out electronically does something a bit odd when the word for electronic mail is used in the post and set off in parentheses. It converts it to the electronic...

From the Roots of a Tree: 2020

The genealogy of a national hero This year — on the 15th of January, 2020 — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 91 years old. He was born 15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. And those of us old enough to remember know only too well that he died...

Note to self: get organized!

The Genealogy Guys point the way Those who know The Legal Genealogist in real life, rather than virtually, know better than to use the word “organized” anywhere in the vicinity. Just because I manage to meet the deadlines and not miss the plane does not make me...

Mixed emotions

The informational legacy of modern times The Legal Genealogist has often joined with others in lamenting the dearth of personal writings and personal memorabilia that we in modern times are leaving as our legacy for the future. As genealogists, we have the great good...

Looking ahead: 2020

Speaking out in 2020 The Legal Genealogist continues to be quite certain that it will come as a great surprise to everyone out there. No-one before this moment would never ever have guessed that … well … I like to talk about genealogy. I know, I know. Such...

Rules of my road: 2020

Not legal advice! So many reader questions come in that are beyond what The Legal Genealogist can answer in this blog, because they’re asking for legal advice. Um… that’s not what this blog is all about. Not what this blog can do. It’s...

Happy New Year 2020

And an anniversary here at TLG Eight years ago today, on the first of January 2012, the very first post appeared here at The Legal Genealogist. It explained that: My purpose in writing The Legal Genealogist is, in part, to help folks understand the often arcane and...

The Official TLG 2019 Thank You List

To the hosts and more of 2019 It isn’t really already…? How can it be…? Seriously…? Can it really be the last day of 2019 — and the decade — already? Already. Looking back, it’s been yet another whirlwind year where I’ve had the chance to meet folks from a...

2019 top posts: all time

Atop the all-time leaderboard The Legal Genealogist is wrapping up an eighth year of blogging here as December winds to a close, and in that time has written more than 2,500 posts that have been viewed, in the aggregate, millions of times by roughly 3.5 million people...

2019 top posts: DNA

Top DNA posts of the year Here we are, in the last days of 2019, and The Legal Genealogist is continuing to take the chance some extra time-off allows, to think back and reflect. It’s now the last Sunday of the year — the last of this decade — and...