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Surviving!

… barely… The Legal Genealogist is not dead yet. Though the stress of moving is astonishing, I’m holding my head above water. Barely. In any event, this page will stay sporadic at best for another few weeks until I figure out whether I’m...

Year 21… never forget…

21 years later It has been in this house for nearly 21 years. It will come with me to the new house. It will never leave my possession. It will never be far from my thoughts. An old plastic film canister, filled with dust. Dust that was all that remained after that...

Labor Day 2022

First Monday in September The Cleveland Public Library. The University of California at Berkeley. The University of Kentucky. The University of Montana. The University of Texas at Arlington. Columbia University. The Meyer Library of Missouri State University. The...

Coming up: September-October 2022

Upcoming presentations Last month The Legal Genealogist said it’s been a bit crazed around here. Now you know one big reason why: the move to Virginia is coming up fast. But genealogy events proceed apace and, as always, I want to invite you to come along, to...

Moving right along…

Going home… The Legal Genealogist has been, at best, sporadic for some weeks now. There’s a reason for that, and it begins — historically — sometime before 1680. That’s the year when I can document the first of my Virginia ancestors:...

The never-ending story?

Life’s still crazy… Remember when The Legal Genealogist was under the impression that the contractors in the house would be finished last week? You all knew better, didn’t you? Sigh… I should have, too. But nope. Not yet. Soon, I hope, and...

About those misteaks…

Sigh… Typos are never any fun. Especially the ones you discover just after a blog post has been published and emailed to thousands of subscribers. So… some of the links in the post about upcoming August-September events were wrong. They’re right...

Coming up: August-September 2022

Upcoming presentations It’s been a busy summer for The Legal Genealogist, and that’s not changing any time soon. Between individual presentations, institute courses and — sigh — some very long overdue repairs on my house where a contractor...

When life is still crazy…

More nature! So… The Legal Genealogist’s life has not calmed down one bit. One full-week institute all of last week. Another full-week institute all of next week. And, in between, a quick trip to Mississippi to speak to the Mississippi Genealogical...

When life is crazy…

… turn to nature … The Legal Genealogist knew this was going to be a busy time of year. And that this week in particular would be nuts. Two institutes on top of each other, and I’m teaching in both. What I didn’t count on was that a contractor...