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And relationships too So all this week The Legal Genealogist has been romping through the laws of the Province and State of New York as they impacted Orange County. That’s all been, in part, leading up to tomorrow’s spring seminar … Continue reading

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More stories in the statute books It was, there can be no doubt, a major feat in civil engineering for its time. Running along the Hudson River in the highlands of Storm King Mountain, the Storm King Highway — a … Continue reading

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More than wolves and panthers So you’re sitting there wondering if The Legal Genealogist is going to spend the whole week looking just at the laws of Orange County, New York. In fact, I may very well do just that, … Continue reading

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Fixing the county lines Genealogy trivia time. Here’s the question: When was the last time the borders of Orange County, New York, were fixed? The Legal Genealogist wanted to know, because this weekend is the spring seminar of the Orange … Continue reading

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Good news, bad news So The Legal Genealogist is off today to sunny Santa Rosa, California, for this weekend’s spring seminar of the Sonoma County Genealogical Society. But before the plane boards (a bit delayed due to those flight crew … Continue reading

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Supreme Court cases! Ancestors from Tennessee, anyone? If so, oh boy, is there a neat new resource you have got to check out. It’s an online index and ordering system for Tennessee Supreme Court case files. And while we can’t … Continue reading

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Behind the tax record So… yesterday The Legal Genealogist wanted to make a point about the kinds of records that can be used to help reconstruct a family’s history. Because I’m headed off this weekend to the spring seminar of … Continue reading

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… there are records When Teresa Wensinger died in San Francisco, California, in December 1905, she left a substantial estate including property in Sonoma County. Her real estate ultimately was valued at more than $190,000, and her personal property at … Continue reading

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The language of the law. Part Latin, part Anglo-Saxon, all confusing. Some years ago, The Legal Genealogist addressed the question of what a moiety was in a land record. And, of course, because a moiety in real estate creates a … Continue reading

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Is this juror your guy or not? So you’re sitting there with your court records for the early days of the State of Wisconsin… and you see someone you think is your guy on a list of jurors. The Legal … Continue reading

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