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The pets who’ve owned us

Masters and staff The old saw is that dogs have masters and cats have staff. The Legal Genealogist has only ever had two dogs, in long-ago childhood days, so can’t really speak to the former. But I have been owned by cats essentially all of my life, and can...

Such a deal…

The Legacy Family Tree Webinars sale Every so often, a sale comes along that’s just too good to pass up. And right now, that’s the sale at Legacy Family Tree Webinars, with a year’s subscription on sale right now at 50% off — or just $24.98 for...

Full house for A Taxing Matter

Come early! It’s going to be a full house tomorrow night for The Legal Genealogist‘s Legacy Family Tree webinar, “A Taxing Matter: Using Tax Lists in Genealogy.” It seems that a lot of folks are interested in what records were created during the taxing...

Update on Preserve the Pensions

Cautiously good news from FGS The news has finally turned good, at least cautiously so, for the Preserve the Pensions project. And, along with The Legal Genealogist, the entire genealogical community — all of us — we all need to keep our fingers, toes and...

Summer DNA sale 2017

Christmas in August again! Yes, this is a DNA post. Nope, it’s not Sunday. Your calendar is just fine. But hey… it’s a sale. And every day counts when it comes to saving money on DNA tests, right? So… it’s Christmas in August again, with...

2017 alphabet soup: F is for…

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Anglo-Saxon, all confusing. The Legal Genealogist is sprinting to the finish line of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh at LaRoche College. Rick Sayre and I co-coordinate this class, Law School for Genealogists,...

Stand up for records access!

Reposted from RPAC (Note: The Records Preservation and Access Committee (RPAC) is a joint committee of the Federation of Genealogical Societies, the National Genealogical Society, and the International Association of Jewish Genealogical Societies, with input from...

SLIG registration for 2018

Course registration opens Saturday July 8 It’s that time of year again, when genealogists from around the country — and the world — suffer while colleague after colleague mentions what wonderful experiences each is having at what The Legal...

July 4th… 2017

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America, WHEN in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another, and to assume among the...