Easter at the Farm
We were not, as a whole, a particularly religious family.
There is no tradition of revivals. No great awakenings. No soaring sermons that come to mind when The Legal Genealogi ...
Survival of records
It is rarely the case, even in the worst of records disasters, that all is lost.
Yes, the courthouse may have burned, but some records usually survived, and people often came ...
The clues in old New York
So The Legal Genealogist had a great time last time with a very attentive group of genealogists at the Connetquot (New York) Public Library, talking about the legal rights ...
Those good men, lawful and true
It's a phrase you see all over the court records, just about every time there's a jury involved in the case.
They are, the document will almost invariably inform ...
The notion of freedom dues
More than one reader wrote in response to yesterday's blog post about children bound out, either voluntarily or involuntarily, as apprentices or servants, noting that the ...