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Draft ages in World War II Reader Sarah is struggling to track some key dates that may well be important for folks who want to research the young men of their families in the World War II era. She writes: … Continue reading

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The details in those records So yesterday The Legal Genealogist took a quick look at what the Show Me State of Missouri is doing to try to make access easier to its historical court records: • There are digitized circuit … Continue reading

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The Show Me State shows off court records The officially unofficial nickname for Missouri is the Show Me State. It’s not really any kind of official alternative name for the state, but the slogan does appear on Missouri license plates. … Continue reading

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AAS terms of use The American Antiquarian Society. Sounds like something out of the far distant past, doesn’t it? But it is, instead, an historical library with a forward-thinking view of access to information that makes it — pure and … Continue reading

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For the ease of finding my ancestors’ land Those who, like The Legal Genealogist, have ancestors from what are called the state land states know the pain of trying to identify a land parcel that is described as beginning at … Continue reading

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Your own, that is… There is nothing like it in this world. Nothing that quite compares to the feeling any genealogist has, sitting there, holding in your hand, a piece of your own family history. And thanks to the Texas … Continue reading

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Just lovely They are truly gorgeous records. Every last word so carefully formed, so very legible, so clear, so crisply written. It makes you want to kiss the Clerk, whoever he was who so carefully recorded each and every one … Continue reading

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One more set identified As those who joined The Legal Genealogist and Legacy Family Tree Webinars yesterday for “Martha Benschura: Enemy Alien” know now, when the United States entered World War I, a new rule was imposed on citizens of … Continue reading

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Military naturalizations It’s a single volume in the records of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Volume 122, it is, of the naturalization records of the court.1 On the left hand inside cover is … Continue reading

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Missouri’s bad boys statute So the genealogical world — or at least the United States contingent — descends in force on St. Charles, Missouri, this week for the 2015 conference of the National Genealogical Society. There are preliminary events taking … Continue reading

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