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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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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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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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