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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...

… And sealing-wax

The place of the seal “The time has come,” the Walrus said, “To talk of many things: Of shoes–and ships–and sealing-wax– Of cabbages–and kings– And why the sea is boiling hot– And whether pigs have wings.” — Lewis Carroll,...

A grand sight

And a grand new site At a Special Court of Oyer and Terminer and Jail Delivery held at Corydon in the County of Harrison on Monday, the seventh of March, 1814, 18 men found themselves cast into a role they would not likely have held, at least not often, before that...