Category Archives: Statutes

The laws of Alaska As The Legal Genealogist prepares for the Federation of Genealogical Society cruise to Alaska starting later this week, it’s clear that folks with roots in Alaska sometimes think that there are some amazingly strong parallels between … Continue reading

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One unexpected exception We all know what it took for an ancestor to be eligible to vote. It doesn’t matter if it’s The Legal Genealogist‘s southern ancestors, or the ancestors of folks who are here in the Pacific Northwest attending … Continue reading

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NWGC bound So it’s going to be Washington State for The Legal Genealogist later this week, at the Northwest Genealogy Conference 2015 in Arlington. Today, Tuesday the 11th of August, is the last day to register online for the conference, … Continue reading

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The Show Me State and divorce Yeah, actually, The Legal Genealogist really was poking around in old statute books again last night. Today is the official kickoff of the 2015 Annual Conference of the Missouri State Genealogical Association (MoSGA) — … Continue reading

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Draft ages in World War II Reader Sarah is struggling to track some key dates that may well be important for folks who want to research the young men of their families in the World War II era. She writes: … Continue reading

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Or fowl, really There it is, in black and white. Set out in the Texas statutes of 1879. So The Legal Genealogist is off today on another road trip… starting off in the Lone Star State of Texas… provided it … Continue reading

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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 Strong had said … Continue reading

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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 everything everywhere was hunky dory. Um… no. … Continue reading

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Military naturalizations It’s a single volume in the records of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. Volume 122, it is, of the naturalization records of the court.1 On the left hand inside cover is … Continue reading

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Missouri law and the rivers Let the river run Let all the dreamers Wake the nation – Carly Simon – Let The River Run. It seems like the whole genealogical world has converged on St. Charles, Missouri, for the 2015 … Continue reading

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