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...

2019 alphabet soup: G is for…

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Anglo-Saxon, all confusing. Well, maybe not all confusing. Which is why The Legal Genealogist loves Henry Campbell Black. Born in Ossining, Westchester County, New York, on 17 October 1860, educated at Trinity College in...