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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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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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