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 guardian ad litem

Avoiding conflicts of interest It is all too common a story in the records of the 1860s and 1870s. A story of some lives cut short, other lives changed forever. It's a story that begins to b ...
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Holidays that are and aren’t

Happy Cinco de Mayo Today is Cinco de Mayo, the fifth of May, celebrating the defeat of the French Army at the Battle of Puebla in Mexico in 1862. That wasn't the end of the war with the French -- ...
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1812 May update

Michael's progress It was back in February, when the Federation of Genealogical Societies was holding its 2015 conference side-by-side with RootsTech, that Michael Hall made the decision. He wan ...
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Facts matter!

Reporting DNA issues accurately In genealogy, we get this point: facts matter. In genealogy, the point shouldn't have to be repeated: facts matter. And in genetic genealogy, the point really ...
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Thank you, Georgia

For my history, my records, my people The Legal Genealogist is in Georgia today, at the spring conference of the Georgia Genealogical Society -- “Your Ancestors and the Law.” We're going to tal ...
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