Genealogical gem in Indiana

The wonders of ACPL There are some destinations that simply make a genealogist’s face light up. The Family History Library. The National Archives. The Library of Congress. And the Genealogy Center of the Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Where...

Taking notice

A lesson from Arkansas law It is one of the most basic elements of the law. You can’t do something about an issue if you don’t know about it. And so the law makes people who want you to have to do something — or who want to do something to you...

A worthy cause indeed

Today’s Conference for a Cause Today is the day The Legal Genealogist has been headed towards, roaming through Utah and Colorado this past week. Today is the fifth annual Conference for a Cause of the Larimer County, Colorado, Genealogical Society. It’s...

Centennial State laws

Colorado statutes from 1861 It was part of Spain, France — no, Spain — no, France — both Spain and France, the United States and Mexico and Texas, and then just the United States. At least some part of its land at one time or another had been in the Louisiana,...

Those first five words

How misleading they can be It’s often the first five words that flash through a genealogist’s mind. We hear about a repository that specializes in a particular type of records, and the first five words that we think of are: “That’s not about my...

Keystone statutes

A source for early Pennsylvania laws What does it tell us about the kinds of things our earliest ancestors in colonial Pennsylvania were concerned about when the first 10 laws enacted by the Province of Pennsylvania in 1682 were: • Concerning liberty of conscience •...

Mapping Labor Day

Interactive archives map Hard to believe, isn’t it? It’s Labor Day already! Where has 2019 gone? Kids back in school, days growing shorter… fall is right around the corner. As genealogists, we all appreciate Labor Day as a day off from work, a day when...