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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FTDNA changes matching system

Updated matching in Family Finder test announced No, it's not Sunday, so it may seem a bit odd for DNA to be the focus of the blog today. But there's a change coming to Family Tree DNA's matching s ...
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Jamboree Livestreaming

Being there when you can't be there Every year, every conference, it's the same-old, same-old. “I can't get time off from work.” “My kids are still in school.” “I can't travel. ...
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MyHeritage DNA matching & terms of use

Read the fine print The genealogy website MyHeritage announced this week that it's launching a new DNA matching service. Using raw DNA files from testing companies such as Family Tree DNA, Ancestry ...
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A not-soft Shoe

Gaining a War of 1812 ancestor Every so often, you just have to check the records again. A name you thought you searched thoroughly once... well, you just need to do it again. And again. A ...
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Staying alert, part 2

Staying on top of records access issues The Legal Genealogist has said it before and will say it again and again: As genealogists, we need to be in the forefront of records access issues. If we ...
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