Author Archives: Judy G. Russell

What the pages don’t quite say She was born, the records tell us, at 5 p.m. on 11 August 1857, at home at Buntenthorsteinweg Nr. 113 in the City of Bremen, Germany. Her father, Carsten Hinrich Wilhelm Sievers, was shown … Continue reading

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Another one for the NERGC crowd If there was even a tiny shred of doubt remaining in your mind as to whether or not The Legal Genealogist is a total law geek, this should put it completely to rest. Here … Continue reading

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Some Connecticut gems It’s finally here: the opening day of NERGC — the 2015 New England Regional Genealogical Consortium — at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. People from all over New England — people with roots back in … Continue reading

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An online resource You can’t be a genuine law geek without breaking into a smile when you discover that one city, in one state, reprinted an entire body of its earliest colonial laws — and included a whole introduction outlining … Continue reading

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For the State of Rhode-Island and Providence Plantations It’s NERGC week! It’s finally here! People from all over New England — people with roots back in New England — people who are just interested in New England genealogy will be … Continue reading

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DNA as mainstream genealogy Is there any possibility — any chance at all — that DNA is not mainstream genealogy these days? Um… No. It’s here, it’s here to stay, and it’s here in force. And if you had any … Continue reading

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Of brothers and sisters Yesterday, The Legal Genealogist is told, was National Siblings Day. And there is no-one who knows us as well… no-one as close a friend or as deadly an enemy… no-one who understands the shared history, the … Continue reading

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150 years ago today At 3:15 p.m. today, Thursday, the 9th of April 2015, all across America, the bells will ring out. They will actually start just a little before then, sounding alone in a little town in Virginia. It … Continue reading

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… With a flair Perhaps the biggest problem with casting a wide research net for a genealogy presentation is the vast array of neat stuff that ends up on the cutting room floor. But The Legal Genealogist can’t resist sharing … Continue reading

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… and in the laws … and the index Okay, so The Legal Genealogist is getting ready to head off to Ohio for the 2015 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference, and you know what that means, right? Yep, once again, I’m … Continue reading

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