Birthright citizenship has recently come into the news. But what is this legal precedent, and how does it affect genealogists?

4 Birthright Citizenship Facts Genealogists Should Know

For nearly 150 years, all individuals born on US soil have automatically gained US citizenship. What is birthright citizenship, and what does it mean for genealogists?

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