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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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AncestryDNA doings

A sale and privacy changes AncestryDNA has two things going on that genealogists need to know about this fine Sunday morning. A sale. And some changes in the privacy terms and conditions that ...
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When in the course of human events…

IN CONGRESS, July 4, 1776. The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen United States of America, WHEN in the Course of human events, it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political b ...
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Lien versus lis pendens

Different kinds of property claims So here's a real surprise: The Legal Genealogist is on the road. Again.[1. I am occasionally home. At least I think so. Home is where again?] But this time it ...
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Love wins

Welcome, Jimmy... and welcome freedom Today, in Flagstaff, Arizona, the sun is shining and the air is clean and clear. And the family of The Legal Genealogist is gathered here to watch a beloved ...
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When a tenant isn’t

When it's a tenant by curtesy When Caroline Adams died in Illinois on the 7th of June 1884, she left behind a husband, Silas.[1. Addison County, Vermont, Probate Court, Addison District; Estate of ...
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