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  • Is truth really stranger than fiction? I’ll let you be the judge. Out of the blue, I received a lengthy message this summer from a woman in Phoenix, through Here’s an abridged version: “Hello. Based on your family tree, I have a photo album that might be of interest to you. It was rescued … Continue reading Stranger than fiction

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  • Indexed records are one of the great marvels inspired by God to assist in the effort to gather His family. As a temple and family history consultant, you can play a key role in helping others learn to index those records that enable discovery experiences around the world. One fun way to get others involved […]

  • Opt in or opt out Yes, it really is for real. No, it’s not a scam. Yes, you will need to act to get the maximum benefit from it. “It,” in this case, is the settlement of a class action lawsuit against 23andMe that was handled by way of arbitration through the American Arbitration Association. […]

  • Not even for a cable car ride This story has been told before. In February of 2014, to be exact, when The Legal Genealogist was in California for a different speaking engagement.1 But it’s a story that deserves to be told again, and it surely came to my mind yesterday as my host from the […]

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