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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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Squaring the circle

Why David and nor Dorothy? AncestryDNA has taken the position from the very beginning that individual users of its DNA product don't need certain information. We don't, it contends, need to know ...
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For want of one simple thing

RIP little cousin He was just a little boy, just two days past his sixth birthday. And he died a horrible death. What today would be a preventable death. Ralph Livingston of Hollister, O ...
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Oklahoma’s civil laws

Those 1890 statutes The Legal Genealogist is heading off to Oklahoma tomorrow, to speak at the Oklahoma Genealogical Society conference on Saturday and -- with any luck at all -- to track down some ...
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More dictionaries

For the common law crowd Reader John Sparrow took one look at yesterday's post about Black's Law Dictionary and shot off a question. “Do you know if there are similar books for England and/or ...
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Which Black’s?

Best for genealogy Reader Pam Anderson had a great question after trying -- and failing -- to find a truly archaic legal term in her pocket copy of Black's Law Dictionary. “On the Black’s La ...
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