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No words

Just tears The Legal Genealogist has visited the City of Manchester, England, whose City Council’s coat of arms dates back to 1842. And so this morning — along with the rest of the world — I have no words. I have only tears… and anger…...

Indiana bound

Indiana resources So The Legal Genealogist is winging her way westward this morning, to Indianapolis and the two-day event at the Indiana Historical Society that gets underway tonight. It’s a fun evening that awaits folks tonight, when we look at Blackguards and...

Diversity and inclusion at NGS 2017

Tackling a tough topic As genealogists from around the country and even the world descend on Raleigh, North Carolina, today in anticipation of tomorrow’s opening session of the 2017 conference of the National Genealogical Society, The Legal Genealogist pauses...

Methodology at NGS 2017

Doing genealogy right, livestreamed and mainstreamed in Raleigh As The Legal Genealogist mentioned yesterday, this is the week when hundreds of genealogists from across the country and even the world will be descending on Raleigh, North Carolina, for the annual...

DNA tests not to bother with

Not for genealogists Today is National DNA Day, a special day chosen by the National Human Genome Research Institute to honor two major developments in genetic research. First, it honors the discovery in 1953 of the DNA double helix by Cambridge University scientists...

For Oregonians only

A terrific resource for Oregon research Whenever The Legal Genealogist travels to speak to local genealogical societies, one of the preparatory steps is to find resources for the laws of that local area. It’s a sure bet that those local laws, starting as far...

Going dry in Oregon

Prohibition, 19th century style So if you have ancestors who trekked over the Oregon Trail, you know what kind of people they must have been. If your folks walked that wagon road, you know they traveled a path stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon’s...

Now! Free webinars!

Free all weekend Okay, The Legal Genealogist doesn’t want you to miss out. So in case you were sleeping or working on your tax returns1 or something else earlier this week when I wrote about the celebration at Family Tree Webinars in honor of its 500th webinar...

Playing hooky

Missing, but in action In case you hadn’t noticed, The Legal Genealogist is playing hooky. No blog post yesterday (yes, I will eventually write about the new AncestryDNA genetic communities, but after the hype dies down a little, and oh — by the way...