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Mushrooms in law books

From a typo to a challenge It's a lesson every writer will learn sooner or later. Leave a typo anywhere and it will be noticed. The Legal Genealogist is resigned to that fact, but is turning the tables on readers with one today. Yesterday, when I posted a link on...

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Naming names in Arizona

In the statute books too Today is the day The Legal Genealogist toughens up and does that terribly hard thing that's been looming in the schedule this week. After all, I'm speaking Saturday at the 2019 Seminar of the West Valley Genealogical Society, and somehow I...

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The difference in the laws

What that book really contains So The Legal Genealogist continues the task of poking around in old Arizona statutes in anticipation of Saturday's 2019 Seminar of the West Valley Genealogical Society. I know, I know... it's a tough job leaving the east coast ice and...

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The defense of coverture

He told me to... There's a concept in the law called duress. It's defined as “unlawful constraint exercised upon a man whereby he is forced to do some act against his will.”[1. Henry Campbell Black, A Dictionary of Law (St. Paul, Minn. : West, 1891), 402, “duress.”]...

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Oh, and by the way…

... the war is over It may be one of the things The Legal Genealogist loves best about genealogy. Learning all those things about history that we never learned in school. Our obligation as family historians, of course, is to put our families into the context of their...

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