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Term of the day: oh those kids

Older, younger, say what? Today is the first full day of the 2017 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy and a full week of teaching awaits. So nobody will go into withdrawal, however, The Legal Genealogist offers… The term of the day: YOUNGER CHILDREN. Now we all...

Serving up process

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Anglo-Saxon, all confusing. It’s a phrase The Legal Genealogist sees only too often in court records everywhere. “Continued, no service of process having been had.” It came up most recently in the records of my scoundrel...

On the list twice

Both naughty… not nice It’s the language of the law that trips us up so often when we’re trying to make heads or tails out of the records our ancestors left behind. .And reader Robin Hurwitz came up with a doozy in a Tennessee probate document. She...

More on deadlines

In the law as well as in our work Deadlines deadlines deadlines. There are just so many deadlines. And The Legal Genealogist is struggling mightily against a whole series of them right now. There’s that PowerPoint that had to be finished and submitted to others...

It’s elementary… not

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Anglo-Saxon, all confusing. It’s one of those words we come across every so often as genealogists that simply has us shaking our heads. Eleemosynary. It doesn’t even look right. Maybe the spelling is off… or...

Disorderly conduct

What was it in early Michigan? So… your ancestor was charged in early Michigan with being disorderly. Just what exactly did he do? And no, The Legal Genealogist isn’t raising this question because of the conduct of any of the genealogists attending...