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2017 alphabet soup: H is for…

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Greek, part Anglo-Saxon, all confusing. Along with hundreds of other genealogists from around the country, and even the world, The Legal Genealogist is heading off to Pittsburgh today for the 2017 Federation of Genealogical...

2017 alphabet soup: D is for…

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Anglo-Saxon, all confusing. The Legal Genealogist is back in the air today, heading away from the Midwest African American Genealogy Institute (MAAGI) in Fort Wayne, Indiana, and towards the Genealogical Institute on Federal...

A matter of consent

The consenting adults Reader Cathy Holcombe was puzzled by a marriage record. It looked like it might be a marriage bond. But it didn’t have the language of a typical marriage bond. Yet it had something most marriage bonds have: signatures of other people. So...