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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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Reprise: Separate property, separate debts

A second look at California's 1850 law (Note: In honor of, and to get ready for, The Legal Genealogist's trip to the San Mateo County Genealogical Society, this weekend, here's a reprise of a secon ...
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Reprise: California’s sole traders

Affirmative action 1850s style (Note: In honor of, and to get ready for, The Legal Genealogist's trip to the San Mateo Genealogical Society, this weekend, here's a reprise of this post about San Ma ...
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Copyright and the volunteer author

Next in an occasional series on copyright October of every year is designated as Archives Month, and archives around the country try to do something special in recognition of Archives Month. Tod ...
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The aging of Oregon

How old was he...? So many times, in genealogy, our ability to construct an argument that this person is related to that person in just this way depends on figuring out just how old somebody was at ...
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DNA and the GPS

Sometimes we just have to The Legal Genealogist's light reading just before setting off for this trip to Oregon for the Genealogical Forum of Oregon's fall seminar was the current issue of the Nati ...
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