Thou shalt not
It was a perfectly ordinary business deal, in Vermont in October of 1830. A man named Lyons bought a horse from a man named Strong.
Lyons had ridden and tried the mare out, and St ...
They are truly gorgeous records.
Every last word so carefully formed, so very legible, so clear, so crisply written.
It makes you want to kiss the Clerk, whoever he was who so car ...
South Carolina's Vagrant Act
So... the South lost the Civil War, the Union marched its troops in, the slaves were freed, the freedmen and women were given equal treatment under the law, and everyth ...
The fallen heroes
In so many ways, The Legal Genealogist is so fortunate.
Not one of my direct ancestors -- not a single one that I know of -- fell in battle. Or died of wounds. Or even, for wha ...
Not a “potential descendant”
No, actually, I'm not a “potential descendant” of Simon Shew.
I don't know how I can make it any clearer in my family tree -- and I don' ...