Into the ring

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Anglo-Saxon, all confusing. It’s mid-way through the GRIP week, and The Legal Genealogist is exhilarated… and tired. I’m a student this week, at least mostly, back in the classroom at the Genealogical...

A matter of rank

The brevet rank in military law Reader GR Gordon is struggling to understand the use of “Brevet” military ranks by several men from a maternal grandfather’s home town in upstate New York, who were members of the Company H, 5th New York Volunteer Cavalry Regiment, in...

2019 alphabet soup: L is for…

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Greek, part law French, even part Anglo-Saxon. And all confusing. SCGS Jamboree, and its 50th anniversary. The Genealogy Show UK, the first of what we can all hope will be many. And about a kazillion deadlines for handouts,...

That legal demise

A suggestion of death The issue of death seems to The Legal Genealogist to be pretty much a black and white issue. Either you’re dead or you’re not. But the way that can be referenced in a legal document can be … well … downright odd, and...