Once again, thank you, Utah!

Eight-five years ago today This day is so wonderful to The Legal Genealogist that a blog post recognizing it should be automagically scheduled to run every year on the fifth of December without fail. As it is, this is the fourth time I’ve taken the time —...

Where is that place?

Here’s one way to find it… A genealogist across the country needed to know the physical proximity of two New Jersey cemeteries to try to understand how a burial in one cemetery got reported by a Find A Grave contributor as having been in the other —...

It’s a fine mess

Or a post-fine mess… It’s truly a fine mess that reader Perry Streeter landed The Legal Genealogist in with a question that hit the blog this week. In an abstract at the National Archives of the United Kingdom, he came across a reference to a transaction...

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...

The royal year

When was that again anyway? The Legal Genealogist is always sooooooo enthusiastic when coming across a document where the only indication of the date of the document is something along the lines of: “George the Second … on the twenty Second Day of April in the...

About those burial cards…

… a research work-around system So, as a suggestion for Veterans Day research, The Legal Genealogist posted on Friday about the U.S. National Archives’ collection of the burial cards of soldiers who died during World War I, many of whom are buried...

Starting our Veteran’s Day research

On the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I This Sunday, November 11, is Veteran’s Day 2018. And not just Veteran’s Day, but the 100th anniversary of the end of what was thought then to be The War to End All Wars. There will be commemorations and...