Monthly Archives: November 2021

Advancing Your Education: Legacy Family Tree Webinars Cyber Week Sale

If you have ever enjoyed a webinar at Legacy Family Tree Webinars, you might want to check out the 50% off sale they are running this week for Cyber Monday.

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Florence Mahoney’s New York City Employment Certificate

A 104-year-old employment certificate is one of two family papers providing evidence of the short life of my grandmother’s sister, Florence Mahoney. The other is her baptismal certificate.

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Introducing Historic Chicago Legal Periodicals

Two limited runs of Chicago legal periodicals were added to the Illinois section of The Advancing Genealogist’s online law library. The publications have value to genealogists and historians, some beyond Illinois.

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Homesteading in Oklahoma: Introducing Historic Oklahoma Law

The Land Rush of 1889 started on April 22nd. My great-great-grandfather, Peter Stillman Loy, arrived two days late for Oklahoma homestead land. His claim was dated 24 April 1889. Peter’s aunt, Margaret S. Tucker, made her claim on 1 September … Continue reading

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A Lesson in Assumptions: Introducing Historic Nebraska Law

I didn’t have ancestors in Nebraska. Two distant sidelines settled there. It was not an online law library priority, not in the way that previous states were added. I had research interest in most state pages already built. But Nebraska?

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Introducing Historic Ohio Law

Ohio was the first state birthed from the Northwest Territory. It is the last state formerly in Northwest Territory land to join The Advancing Genealogist’s online law library.

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Advancing Your Education: Ancestry ProGenealogists® Offers Scholarships

Aspiring and working professional genealogists hoping to attend a 2022 genealogy institute should consider the scholarship opportunity offered by Ancestry ProGenealogists®.

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