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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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Taking a Constitutional

Constitution Day 2014 It is The Legal Genealogist's mantra: To understand the records, we have to understand the law that created them. But somehow that seems awfully far removed from a lofty ...
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Gold, silver, bronze: USA

And the winners are... On 1 September 2014, for the third year in a row, John D. Reid of the blog Anglo-Celtic Connections asked genealogists around the world to vote for their favorite genealogy ...
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Rules of reason

Copyright and sharing The Legal Genealogist received a question from a reader that can only leave you shaking your head. “I belong to (a chat group),” she wrote. And, she went on: We have a ...
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DNA ownership

Something to plan for So the question came up more than once yesterday when The Legal Genealogist and the Chicago Genealogical Society together explored the uses of DNA in genealogical research at ...
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The delicatessen

Finding the unexpected So The Legal Genealogist is on the road (again) (yeah, what else is new, I know, I know), this time in Chicago where I have the honor of speaking to the Chicago Genealogical ...
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