Mourning Betty

We’ll miss you, my friend It started as one of those goofy things you do among friends. It was May 2007. The National Genealogical Society Conference was being held in Richmond, Virginia. And just a few days afterwards a dear friend would be celebrating her 80th...

Gen-Fed 2019 registration tomorrow

Round 2 of summer camp for genealogists We call them summer camps for genealogists — those week-long institutes held in the summer that give us all a chance to immerse ourselves for a whole week in genealogical education with lots of like-minded folks. Earlier...

Get a GRIP for 2019

Registration opens Wednesday, February 20 So you didn’t make it to the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy in January. And you sat there the whole time watching people who share your interests learning new things and having fun… without you. And you’re...

Mushrooming laws

Results of reader challenge So it was an eye-opening experience to toss a challenge to readers Friday: Can you find a law about mushrooms somewhere in the United States?1 Boy, could you ever: • Readers found the law on the books now in Maine “to ensure that properly...

On the road in Arizona

Why there’s no family blog post today The Legal Genealogist should have a blog post here on family Saturday about that new cousin Bruno found last week. But it’s not happening. Instead of finishing a blog post yesterday, I was off playing tourist. So...

In response…

… to those terms for unmarried folks Boy, have there been a lot of responses to Monday’s post about the terms “spinster” for a never-married woman and “bachelor” for a never married man. Some of those responses taught The Legal Genealogist a thing or two...

2019 alphabet soup: E is for …

Okay, so it’s not a legal term… The 2019 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy finally draws to a close today. The last lectures, the distribution of certificates, the final class photos… the last hurrah. Now tell the truth, all you who’ve been...

From the Roots of a Tree: 2019

The genealogy of a national hero This year — on the 15th of January, 2019 — Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have turned 90 years old. He was born 15 January 1929 in Atlanta, Georgia. And those of us old enough to remember know only too well that he died...

Rules of my road: 2019

Not legal advice! So many reader questions come in that are beyond what The Legal Genealogist can answer in this blog, because they’re asking for legal advice. Um… that’s not what this blog is all about. Not what this blog can do. It’s...