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  • Earlier this month I went to the National Genealogical Society conference in Raleigh, North Carolina; it was my first time in the Tar Heel State. While I have many southern ancestors who started out in Virginia and Maryland before heading west, none of them – as far as I have found – lived in North … Continue reading New Englanders in the South

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  • Dueling administrators Oh, the tales the court records tell… And it doesn’t really matters whose court records or where or why… there is always a story to be told. For some reason, The Legal Genealogist ended up poking around in records of the New Plymouth Court last night. No, not Plymouth. As in Massachusetts or […]

  • MacKiev has been working feverishly on the new release of Family Tree Maker 2017. There have also been hints in the MacKiev status reports that the folks at also have been burning the midnight oil on their end as well. The details have not been released but apparently one big show stopper has been getting […]

  • The following is a Plus Edition article, written by and copyright by Dick Eastman.  Note #1: The following article describes an incident with Yahoo Mail. However, it could as easily have been on AOL Mail. A friend of mine had her Yahoo email account hacked a while ago. Her friends and I all knew it […]

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