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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...

Catching up

History for Ukraine videos online The History for Ukraine event this past weekend was simply amazing, and The Legal Genealogist is so proud to have been able to contribute a small part to its success. In all, 48 talks on topics ranging from why we do family history to...

Today. Now. For Ukraine.

History for Ukraine underway online It’s today. It’s now. It’s for the relief of the people of Ukraine. It’s History for Ukraine, and it’s going on now, online. You can join in via the History for Ukraine YouTube channel (the image below...

History for Ukraine

Speaking out to raise relief funds It’s one of the greatest frustrations of modern times: knowing so much about what’s going on in the world… and being able to do so little about it. And, like much of the world, The Legal Genealogist has been feeling...

On St. Patrick’s Day…

Did ads for workers really say that? It’s March 17 here in the United States. It is, of course, St. Patrick’s Day. When, according to the memes at least, everybody is Irish… Except the Scots. They stay Scots. No arguments there. So… despite the...

IGHR 2022 registration opens Saturday!

You snooze, you lose There are just four days to go. Four days to get ready. Four days until Saturday rolls around. Which is The Day not to sleep in if you’re hoping to get in on an unparalleled opportunity for genealogical education and fun — otherwise...

NGS and its grand SLAM

Deadline for submissions is Tuesday, March 15 It’s one of the lead-off events of the 2022 National Genealogical Society Family History Conference, Our American Mosaic. It’s going to be fun. It’s going to be free. And the deadline for being part of it is coming...