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Inheriting the copyright — The Legal Genealogist

Who gets it…? The Legal Genealogist trusts that — by now — readers understand that copyright lasts for some time after the death of the person who created the work: the book; the photo; the painting. Around the world, the minimum … Continue reading

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Happy Constitution Day! — The Legal Genealogist

On 17 September 1787… They are words for the ages. They begin: “We the People of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defence, promote the general … Continue reading

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Plain language from MyHeritage — The Legal Genealogist

Privacy update: data won’t be sold Plain language from MyHeritage Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “Plain language from MyHeritage,” The Legal Genealogist (https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog : posted 15 July 2021).

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DNA Day 2021 — The Legal Genealogist

Today, April 25, is National DNA Day here in the United States. DNA Day 2021 Cite/link to this post: Judy G. Russell, “DNA Day 2021,” The Legal Genealogist (https://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog : posted 25 Apr 2021). I think the Maryland DNA law she mentions … Continue reading

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Silver bells for Cyndi’s List! — The Legal Genealogist

Celebrating 25 years It was just 1,025 links on a single web page when it launched, 25 years ago today. It is, today, one of the most remarkable, durable, and valuable genealogical resources anywhere on the internet, one The Legal … Continue reading

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About those Relatives at Rootstech… — The Legal Genealogist

It’s fun but… So the big all-virtual RootsTech Connect 2021 conference kicks off this week — three days of live-streamed “main stage” events like celebrity keynotes and cultural performances together with a full year of access to hundreds of recorded … Continue reading

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Contract, not copyright — The Legal Genealogist

Different laws, different rules If there’s any question that has readers more confused than the “why can’t I use this item from that website” question, The Legal Genealogist doesn’t know what it might be. It’s a question that comes in … Continue reading

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More cautiously good news — The Legal Genealogist

NARA Seattle sale on hold Yep, The Legal Genealogist survived the server swap yesterday and all is well. At least as well as it ever is around here. And there’s more cautiously good news to report, this time on the … Continue reading

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On beyond great and grand — The Legal Genealogist

More on the great versus grand issue Nearly six years ago, The Legal Genealogist definitively resolved the question of whether the child of a niece of nephew would be a grandniece or grandnephew or a great niece or great nephew. … Continue reading

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Welcome to 1925! — The Legal Genealogist

The copyright clock keeps ticking For many Americans, this is the first Saturday and second day of 2021. For The Legal Genealogist, it’s the second day of 1925. 927 more words Welcome to 1925! — The Legal Genealogist Cite/link to this … Continue reading

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