Winners and losers

Elections of years gone by So it’s the Day After Election Day here in the United States. Some folks are celebrating because of candidates who won. Others are licking wounds because of candidates who lost. And all of us — The Legal Genealogist included...

Vote 2018!

Get out and vote! It’s election day 2018 in the United States. And here’s The Legal Genealogist‘s rule: You can’t complain about the results if you don’t get out and vote! There’s really no excuse for not voting. Services like Lyft...

When there really was Fake News

In Grover’s Mill, New Jersey It was exactly eighty years ago today. “Ladies and gentlemen,” came the voice from the radio, “we interrupt our program of dance music to bring you a special bulletin from the InterContinental Radio News.” And within minutes,...

Choosing number 34

Nominations sought for NGS Hall of Fame Thirty three times, the genealogical community has honored one of our best, one that we’ve lost. Thirty three times, the focus has been on someone who has made contributions to the field of genealogy that were of lasting...

NARA virtually

The fair and more online If there’s one thing The Legal Genealogist loves to do in combination with research or networking with other genealogists, it’s getting out to see some of this amazing world of ours. And, this week, after the semiannual meeting of...

BCG lectures & webinars tomorrow

Our way of saying thanks It’s the way the Board for Certification of Genealogists says “thank you” to the staff of the Family History Library each year. When BCG’s Board of Trustees gathers in Salt Lake City for its semi-annual meeting each...

That HeinOnline collection

Free slave-era research resource It’s been almost exactly two years since the resource went online. Two years of online access to one of the most amazing collections of resources for slave-era research you can imagine. And it’s still, and will continue to...

That “travel nightmare”

… in a genealogical perspective Genealogy lowers blood pressure. No, really, it does. Yesterday, The Legal Genealogist was one of the many many travelers caught up in the midst of an air traffic hassle in the great American middle: strong bands of thunderstorms...

Proclaimed a holiday…

… but when? So it’s Columbus Day here in the United States, a federal holiday that means the banks are closed and the mail won’t be delivered. It was included in the list of to-be-celebrated-on-a-Monday holidays in 1968.1 But since The Legal...