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NGS registration closing

Register online TODAY This is it. Today’s the day. Online registration for the 2022 National Genealogical Society Conference closes at 7:59 p.m. Eastern time today, Friday, 13 May 2022. Whether your plans now allow you to travel in person and join The Legal...

Ancestry releases 1950 index

The whole thing, AI-created It was already a game-changer when, on the first of April, the 1950 U.S. census images were released by the U.S. National Archives (NARA): using handwriting recognition software, NARA had produced a basic down-and-dirty index of that census...

Coming up: May-June 2022

Upcoming presentations The Legal Genealogist has a busy schedule coming up. Including — ta da!!! — the first in-person conference in a dog’s age. And I absolutely want to invite you to come along, to the extent possible, on the trip… Here’s an...

Big shoes to fill

Best wishes to AOTUS on his retirement On the 6th of November 2009, he was confirmed as the 10th Archivist of the United States. As of tomorrow, he will be the retired Archivist of the United States. And as David S. Ferriero leaves the building for the last time in...

Webinars on sale 2022

New subscribers only There is always something on sale that genealogists need. Well, perhaps The Legal Genealogist ought to amend that to read: there is always something on sale that genealogists think they need. And then there is the one thing a genealogist...

Happy Earth Day 2022!

Ran away again… Yep. You got it. The Legal Genealogist ran away from home again. A quick spring trip with sisters to a gorgeous area of Pennsylvania will definitely recharge the soul. So let’s all celebrate spring with just a peak at what’s out there...

Coming up: April-May

Upcoming presentations Yes, this schedule should have been posted last Friday. That was, after all, the first of the month. The Legal Genealogist has a really good excuse, of course. Something called the 1950 census. But still … I do want to invite you along, to...

Kwitcherbitchin

Patience, grasshopper… patience!! No, it isn’t fully indexed. No, it isn’t searchable in every field. No, the descriptions of the enumeration districts aren’t down to the street level in every case.1 Yes, it’s often necessary to review...

Getting ready for Friday

Ancestry launches ED finder tool It’s an impressive piece of work — and it’s going to save the bacon of a lot of otherwise frustrated genealogists (including The Legal Genealogist, for sure) in just a few days. Ancestry has launched an enumeration...