Taking a Constitutional

Constitution Day 2014 It is The Legal Genealogist’s mantra: To understand the records, we have to understand the law that created them. But somehow that seems awfully far removed from a lofty document like the Constitution of the United States, doesn’t it?...

Paying the Bill

Genealogy and the Bill of Rights It is one of the defining legal documents, not just of our time, but of all time. It was ratified 222 years ago yesterday. And we are all — all — the better off for it. It is the Bill of Rights. The first 10 amendments to...