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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Home alone

Bitter realities Six times. Six times in fifteen years. On the 28th of January 1892. On the 22nd of August 1893. On the 5th of March 1896. On the 26th of February 1898. On the 12t ...
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A Supreme irony

Underutilized resources It is a supreme irony that genealogists in general assume that they could never find anything useful for their family history in the records of one particular court. The ...
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The compendium

Copyright guide from US Copyright Office It is 1,288 pages long. It has very few graphics or illustrations. Some of it is in fairly technical language. On the downloadable version, the int ...
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Feeling clueless

The maybe-the-clue-is-there document Reader Jane Mackesy was delighted to locate the 1877 naturalization petition of one William Atchison, a man she thinks could be her second great grandfather, an ...
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Dealing with the snow

How did they do it? The Great Snowstorm of 2015 turned out to be a bust here in New Jersey -- a fact for which The Legal Genealogist is exceedingly grateful. If we end up with 10-12" of snow total, ...
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