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Remembering the dreamer

Continuing the dream Today, in the United States, is a holiday to commemorate the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Today we remember the dreamer. And we continue to work towards the dream. I Have A Dream “I am happy to join with you today in what will go...

AOTUS to retire

David Ferriero announces NARA departure date It has been a wild ride in the archival world for David S. Ferriero. This current Archivist of the United States has served for 12 years through some of the most challenging moments of the National Archives and Records...

Change at Find A Grave

Not perfect, but it’s a start Find A Grave yesterday announced a new system for the posting of memorials for the “recently deceased” (defined as anyone who has died within the past year) in an effort to give the families some greater opportunity than they have...

Snippet: marking your Germans

Adding umlauts and the like This is definitely going to be snippet week around The Legal Genealogist. I are a student!! With the last-last minute decision of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy to go virtual, I was able to snag a seat in Warren Bittner’s Gothic...

Coming up: January-February

Upcoming presentations The Legal Genealogist has done a credible job, these past few weeks, of looking backward. But … sigh… I’ve been a bit remiss in the other direction. So it’s time, and past time, now, to look forward. To invite you along,...

Rules of my road: 2022

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 2022!

And a BIG anniversary here at TLG Ten 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 2021 Thank You List

To the hosts and more of 2021 It’s hard to know just how to feel as this crazy crazy year of 2021 draws finally to a close. On one hand, The Legal Genealogist can’t help but glance at the calendar with the usual reaction: It isn’t really already…? How can...

2021 top posts: all time

Atop the all-time leaderboard The Legal Genealogist is wrapping up a tenth year of blogging here as December winds to a close, and in that time has written more than 2,900 posts that have been viewed, in the aggregate, by millions of visitors who’ve left more...