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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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Giving thanks in 2014

So much to be thankful for It's Thanksgiving Day here in the United States, and The Legal Genealogist has so much to be thankful for. So very much, in fact, that it's hard to know where to begin ...
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Speaking out for unhonored dead

Comments due by Monday 1 December Today, The Legal Genealogist is asking for our community's help in speaking out for those who cannot speak for themselves. This country's veterans who lie in un ...
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It’s beginning to look a lot like…

DNA holiday sale time! The Legal Genealogist readily admits it. I am a sucker for a DNA sale. Yeah, yeah, yeah, so it's not Sunday and here I am writing about DNA again. So sue me. It ...
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The testate intestacy

When the testate estate isn't Genealogists worth their salt know that an estate can be testate or intestate. Testate, meaning an estate where the person who has died “has made a will; one who ...
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Getting closer!

Another Battles match The Legal Genealogist has said it before and will (I devoutly hope) say it again and again: I love cousins. I especially love cousins who are willing to donate just that ...
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