It’s a fine mess

Or a post-fine mess… It’s truly a fine mess that reader Perry Streeter landed The Legal Genealogist in with a question that hit the blog this week. In an abstract at the National Archives of the United Kingdom, he came across a reference to a transaction...

That landed estate

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Greek, part law French, even part Anglo-Saxon. And all confusing. Reader Debbie Hadley wasn’t having any luck. “I’ve spent the evening leafing through all kinds of texts on real property,” she said, but they...

Whatever it’s called…

We still want the record It’s a point The Legal Genealogist makes in a lot of in-person presentations and, on a regular basis, right here in this blog. Legal lingo can be weird. As I’ve said, more than once, the language of the law is part Latin, part...

Oy! judicial style

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Anglo-Saxon, all confusing. The Legal Genealogist is stretched right to the breaking point. Seriously. It’s week one of the Genealogical Research Institute of Pittsburgh, this week being held at LaRoche College in...