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Ancestry wins yearbook lawsuit A lawsuit claiming that Ancestry was causing legal injury by posting yearbook photos on its website and using them in advertising and promotional materials has been thrown out by a California federal court. The case, brought in late 2020...

Tiptoeing back to normal…

FHL to reopen No words needed from The Legal Genealogist. Let the FamilySearch announcement speak for itself: The FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced it will begin a phased reopening starting 6 July 2021. The popular destination...

With 100 friends…

The Legal Genealogist is 101 There are 101 on the list today. No, not a list of centenarians. The Legal Genealogist is aging, but not that fast. Nope, the list is The 101 Best Genealogy Websites of 2021, from Family Tree Magazine, and it’s out now — its...

Memorial Day 2021

Remember and honor You can’t help but think how much they had in common … and yet how very different they were. Their commonalities: both were born to pioneering families. Both chose to fight to protect what they believed in. Both were 23 years old when...

Ran away from home

But not forever Yes, really, The Legal Genealogist knows there have been no blog posts this week. Nope. Nothing wrong. Quite the contrary: I ran away from home. Took the first driving trip involving an overnight in more than 15 months. Met up with two fully-vaccinated...

Such a deal…

Half off new Family Tree Webinar subscriptions There is always, always, always something new to learn in genealogy. All of us — The Legal Genealogist included — have so much more to learn about history, geography, customs, migration and and and… all...

A fair alternative

NARA offers webinar series The U.S. National Archives has delighted genealogists for years by offering a free event in the fall called the Virtual Genealogy Fair. Since 2013, NARA has held the event — generally in October — with educational presentations...

The joys of ambiguity

Yes, there are quotes around that… The Legal Genealogist couldn’t believe it. Simply could not believe that any genealogist could have done such a thing. It just had to be an April Fool’s joke. I mean, I know that online family trees can be...