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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...

More Virginia lingo

Not just in Virginia… It’s a Virginia day! It’s actually an entire Virginia weekend!! The Legal Genealogist is off to the Old Dominion today for the Fairfax Genealogical Society 2017 Spring Conference in Falls Church, which gets underway at the...

Virginia is for sharing

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Anglo-Saxon, all confusing. So The Legal Genealogist is getting ready to pack it up. Not permanently, no. Just for the weekend. To the Fairfax Genealogical Society 2017 Spring Conference in Falls Church, Virginia, which gets...