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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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Getting that SSN

A timely question about getting the SSN Reader Amy Jacobsen asks a great question that just happens to be very timely. “I am having trouble understanding my Grandmother's Social Security numbe ...
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Raising Arizona

The consciousness of its Secretary of State, at least Another major genealogical collection is under major and imminent threat of being lost -- this time in Arizona. Unless something changes -- ...
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Opting out

Not happy with the AncestryDNA deal? The announcement came in just about a week ago, that AncestryDNA had finally begun to do what The Legal Genealogist and many others have long expected it would ...
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Remembering Meredith

A soul lost to a devastating illness When the telephone rings at five o'clock in the morning, you know the news is not going to be good. And that morning in June, 10 years ago, The Legal Genealo ...
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Criminal ancestors?

Your voice is needed! The Legal Genealogist has a second great grandfather whose first appearance in the public records that we can locate anywhere is in the marriage books of Colorado County, Repu ...
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