More virtual education: MAAGI and NGS

Classes and conference move online Two more major options for genealogical education — one institute and one conference — have opted to go virtual for 2020. The Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI), scheduled for Ft. Wayne, Indiana, in...

And that’s okay, too…

Getting by in 2020 There will be no Great American Novel from The Legal Genealogist’s pen — or keyboard — in 2020. The stay-at-home time caused by the COVID-19 pandemic will not result in a creative burst. No new garden planted. No quilting or sewing...

GRIP goes virtual

2020 institute courses move online A second major genealogical institute has moved its 2020 summer courses into the ether in light of the challenges posed by the current pandemic. The Genealogical Institute of Pittsburgh informed its 440 students last night of the...

Earth Day 2020

Reflections on the 50th anniversary Today is Earth Day 2020. The 50th time people have paused to mark the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement. The brainchild of U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisconsin), joined by Representative Paul...

IGHR goes virtual!

We’ll be online in 2020 Fact: Genealogists as a whole are members of a high-risk demographic for this dratted virus. The Legal Genealogist doesn’t feel elderly, not one bit, but the number of times the calendar has turned puts me in that high risk group....

So before we leave Oxfordshire…

… more on that gorgeous church The Legal Genealogist has to hand it to Nikhilesh Haval. Not only does he take gorgeous 360-degree photos of churches and turn one of them into a virtual Easter Egg hunt that kept us all entertained on Sunday,1 but then —...

Of dragons and eggs…

So where was that dratted egg anyway? The Legal Genealogist had a lot of fun with yesterday’s virtual egg hunt at St. Mary the Virgin Church, in Freeland, Oxfordshire, England — and, from the comments, readers did, too! First, the background to...

Easter in interesting times

An Easter Egg hunt for you There is an old curse: “May you live in interesting times.” The Legal Genealogist is confident we’re doing just that, right now. So where, in other years, the Presbyterian church across the street would be filled to the rafters with...

Getting a Round Tuit education…

Dan Earl and Vivid-Pix throw an ongoing educational party Do you really understand the interplay of the law and the Genealogical Proof Standard? Wanna understand it better? If this is something you’ve had on your list of things to learn when you got “a...

Meet me in St. Louis…

Virtually, with proper social distancing This will, of course, come as a shock to all the readers of this blog but… The Legal Genealogist loves to travel around the country and share the gems of genealogy and the law with other genealogists and genealogical...