Monthly Archives: December 2021

Iowa: Original Birth Certificate Access Begins 1 January 2022

It has been a while since I wrote about adoption and related records. As 2021 nears an end, it is time to look at what 2022 has to offer. Original birth certificate access opens on January 1st to some Iowa-born … Continue reading

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Important Update on Tonight’s Free Webinar

Due to unforeseen circumstances, Dana Palmer’s webinar was canceled and will hopefully be rescheduled. There will still be a presentation tonight.

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Advancing Your Education: Free Webinar on Cluster Research, 21 December 2021

Dana Palmer, CG®, CGL(SM), will present “Uncovering Immigrant Origins Through Cluster Research” at Legacy Family Tree Webinars. The free program airs at 7 PM CST on Tuesday, 21 December 2021, and is a Board for Certification of Genealogists® series webinar.

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Margaret McBride’s Parade Street Home: Introducing Historic Pennsylvania Law

It was 1836. My great-great-great-grandmother, Margaret (Jones) McBride, bought real estate on Parade Street in Erie, Pennsylvania. She was a married woman whose husband, Cornelius, was not mentioned in the deed. Nor was her marital status. Welcome to Pennsylvania![1]

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Advancing Your Education: RootsTech

RootsTech, billed as the “world’s largest family history conference,” is virtual in 2022. If you are interested in attending free of charge, read on!

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Introducing Historic Colorado Law, the Plus Edition

I would normally love to tell you about my ancestors and their connection to the state I am posting. But Colorado? It’s complicated.

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Remember Minnesota?

I introduced the Historic Minnesota Statutes page in October. Back then it felt like I was off the hook a little, because the state’s revisor of statutes had a fantastic collection of old session laws online. I have changed my … Continue reading

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