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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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Playing by the rules

Federal rulemaking So yesterday The Legal Genealogist mentioned some of the major resources for federal legal research that genealogists might need to know. Little minor details, y'know, like th ...
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Reprise: Federal law primer

What the law was and is: federal (Note: Updated from an earlier version of this post that originally ran in June 2012.) One thing The Legal Genealogist preaches (to the point where some peop ...
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Reprise: Gavelkind and borough-english

Of oldest and youngest sons (Note: This post originally ran in July 2012, but the issue arose again last week at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, so it bears repeating...) Okay ...
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Countdown to I4GG

Jealous no more! Did you sit there this past week, turning green at the posts from students in the DNA class at the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh? Did you try to get into one of ...
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Celebrate a second girl!

Welcome to baby Beatrix! Pour me a drink, my head is spinning! I got to celebrate — a girl! Somebody weave a chain of daisies; You’ve got to decorate a pearl. Tie her a bow of scarlet ribbo ...
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