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Snippets 2021 v.4

A don’t-miss webinar… It’s institute season here at The Legal Genealogist — a busy time, indeed. When I’m not teaching genealogy courses in one institute, I’m taking a course at another (this will be a full week of advanced DNA with...

Snippets 2021 v.3

About those guardians… It’s institute season here at The Legal Genealogist — which means busy times! When I’m not teaching genealogy courses in one institute, I’m doing it at another, or at a conference, like today and tomorrow in...

Snippets 2021 v.2

RootsTech 2022 stays virtual The Legal Genealogist is now fully into institute season — teaching at genealogical institutes all over. Today, it’s one of my favorites — the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI). On tough topics like...

Snippets 2021 v.1

When time is short The Legal Genealogist loves institute season. Teaching at genealogical institutes is rewarding and challenging and exhilarating… and exhausting. And as we ramp up in this institute season, it leaves much less time for other things like writing...

Genealogy and Juneteenth

Celebrating freedom It’s been cause for celebration since this day in 1865. June 19th. Juneteenth. The day on which the very last persons held in bondage in the Confederacy learned of their freedom. It began that day, 156 years ago, in Texas: On “Freedom’s Eve,”...

Case closed

Ancestry wins yearbook lawsuit A lawsuit claiming that Ancestry was causing legal injury by posting yearbook photos on its website and using them in advertising and promotional materials has been thrown out by a California federal court. The case, brought in late 2020...

Tiptoeing back to normal…

FHL to reopen No words needed from The Legal Genealogist. Let the FamilySearch announcement speak for itself: The FamilySearch Family History Library in Salt Lake City, Utah, announced it will begin a phased reopening starting 6 July 2021. The popular destination...

With 100 friends…

The Legal Genealogist is 101 There are 101 on the list today. No, not a list of centenarians. The Legal Genealogist is aging, but not that fast. Nope, the list is The 101 Best Genealogy Websites of 2021, from Family Tree Magazine, and it’s out now — its...