Category Archives: Statutes

What really was lost in 1897 Given The Legal Genealogist‘s deep German roots (my father was born in Germany and emigrated as a child), it’s always a pleasure to speak to the German Genealogy Group in New York, and last … Continue reading

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Michigan’s historic laws In case you hadn’t noticed, The Legal Genealogist looooooooves HathiTrust. It’s “a partnership of major research institutions and libraries working to ensure that the cultural record is preserved and accessible long into the future” and “(t)he HathiTrust … Continue reading

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Dower and reversion and merger, oh my! Because The Legal Genealogist is headed off to Detroit later this week for the amazing free Family History Festival at the Detroit Public Library, Michigan is getting some special attention here. And there’s … Continue reading

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Finding New York statutes Tomorrow will see the start of three days of genealogy in upstate New York — Syracuse, to be precise. It’s the 2015 New York State Family History Conference, co-sponsored by the Central New York Genealogical Society … Continue reading

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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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