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A genealogist with a law degree, The Legal Genealogist Judy G. Russell, JD, CGSM , CGLSM , is a lecturer, educator and writer. [More]

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The avuncular guardian

Why not the mother? Reader Jeanie Attenhofer was struggling to understand what happened when her third great grandfather died in 1828. He was killed, she said, along the Santa Fe trail -- shot ...
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Just read these

What DNA can tell us Every so often, even those of us who work with DNA test results on a regular basis are just astounded, not just by what DNA can do ... but even more by what stories it tells. ...
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The persistence of memory

Sixty years ago today There is something very wrong with this picture. Yes, this specific picture. The one you see here on this page. Not to mention the one that greets me every day when I ...
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Reason for cautious hope

Indiana House restores funding It's not exactly time to breathe a deep sigh of relief -- not yet -- but there is reason for cautious hope in Indiana these days. The House of Representatives in t ...
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The early birds…

...get discounts on registration! For so many reasons, we all can't wait for February to end. Snow, cold, ice, slippery roads, all the things that winter brings and that make getting around so v ...
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