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Still not soup

Ethnicity reports are only estimates Here's a quiz for DNA Sunday: How many people are represented by the DNA results shown below? DNA Result #1: Great Britain 49% Scandinavia 31% Europe East 4% Italy/Greece 4% Europe West 4% Iberian Peninsula 3% European Jewish 2%...

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The joys of tax research

... or, how I learned to wish my ancestors paid their #$%@$# taxes If ever you wanted evidence of The Legal Genealogist's family's deep Scots-Irish roots, today's foray into the records would prove it. You see, there is one characteristic for which the Scots-Irish are...

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Now! Free webinars!

Free all weekend Okay, The Legal Genealogist doesn't want you to miss out. So in case you were sleeping or working on your tax returns[1. Ugh. I know. Trust me. I know.] or something else earlier this week when I wrote about the celebration at Family Tree Webinars in...

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Finding the Feds

Sources for federal laws Since this appears to be Resource Week here at The Legal Genealogist, it's time to review one particular type of resource that comes up time and again: How do we find federal statutes? This came up just recently in a reader question after I...

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Up in the air

WWI NARA images This definitely is turning into Resource Week! First, on Monday, The Legal Genealogist highlighted the return of the interactive county formation maps at the Newberry Library's website.[1. See Judy G. Russell, “They’re back!!,” The Legal Genealogist,...

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The Big 5-0-0

Legacy Family Tree Webinars hits a milestone Looks like this could be Resource Week here at The Legal Genealogist! Yesterday, we all rejoiced over the return of the interactive county formation maps at the New Berry Library.[1. See Judy G. Russell, “They're back!!,”...

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They’re back!!

Newberry's interactive county maps It's taken a lot longer than anybody thought it might, but they're back. The interactive county formation maps at The Newberry Library in Chicago have finally come back online. They disappeared from the website in July 2015,...

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They never met

Thank heavens The Legal Genealogist had two grandfathers who served in the armed forces during World War I, that war to end all wars that the United States entered 100 years ago this week. The two men never met. And all I can say is... thank heavens. My mother's...

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To end all wars

One hundred years ago yesterday The United States officially entered the war that became known as World War I 100 years ago yesterday. It came in the form of a Joint Resolution of the United States Congress: Whereas the Imperial German Government has committed...

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