2018 top posts: overall

The overall winners of 2018 So, putting the top DNA posts of 2018 aside after last Sunday’s post, The Legal Genealogist continues the look back at this crazy tumultuous year with a review of the top posts overall from all of 2018. There are some interesting...

2018 top posts: family

Top family posts of the year Here we are, in the last days of 2018, and The Legal Genealogist is once again taking just a moment to think back and reflect. It’s Saturday… the day I usually focus on my family here in the blog. And it’s almost...

Out of the comfort zone

Learn something new in 2019 For anyone who missed the breaking news part of yesterday’s post about Legacy Family Tree Webinars, let The Legal Genealogist repeat it: BREAKING NEWS: And just as this post was getting ready to go out by email, Legacy announced the...

BCG & Legacy announce 2019 webinars

Great line-up for the New Year Every December, the entire genealogical community waits for its holiday gifts from Legacy Family Tree Webinars and its partners: the announcements — plural — of the lineup of new presentations in the New Year. Earlier this...

Hear, hear!

Closed captioning for webinars For more than six years now, The Legal Genealogist has been very proud to be a presenter for Legacy Family Tree Webinars. From my very first webinar for Legacy in 2012 — Building a Family from Circumstantial Evidence — to the...

More on those place names…

Some more GNIS details The Legal Genealogist ought to be used to it by now. It almost doesn’t matter what the topic is — it’s pretty much guaranteed that somebody out there is going to know something or think of something I didn’t know. And...

Seventeen of the best

The blogs of America’s treasure Periodically, The Legal Genealogist disappears down a research rabbit hole. Almost every time, that includes looking at one or more of the treasures held and served up to us by what my friend and colleague Pamela Boyer Sayre calls...

Forty-eight hours or less…

Clock ticking to deadlines Do you remember the television public service announcements where the announcer sternly inquired: “It’s 10 p.m. Do you know where your children are?” Typically, they ran before the nightly news, and Wikipedia informs us that they were...

About those genealogy sales

The Friday after Thanksgiving… The Legal Genealogist will freely admit it. I hate shopping. Totally unAmerican, I know, but the whole idea of going out into that crush of humanity on the Friday after Thanksgiving strikes terror deep into my heart. So it’s...