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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The spendthrift

Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? He was, the record shows, some 74 or 75 years old, living with his son Jeremiah. He had some money coming to him from a mortgage on some property in New York, and ha ...
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Webinar tomorrow: The Fair Court

Records of the Chancery Courts There's only ever been one court that’s had doing what’s fair as part of its official mission: the chancery court. With different names in different states (a ...
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Legal serendipity

Cue the eerie music! The Legal Genealogist first encountered William W. Montgomery in the statute books of the United States. When I lecture to genealogy groups in different parts of the United ...
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The waiting game

Come on, matchmaker... make me that match! The Legal Genealogist's favorite cartoon of all time is one that perfectly sums up my view of patience. It shows two vultures sitting on a branch. One ...
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Finding Evan

The boy in the picture The attic was a place where, it seemed, anything might be found. Old clothes to dress up in. A place to hide when the younger kids were just too annoying. An educati ...
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