In response…

… to those terms for unmarried folks Boy, have there been a lot of responses to Monday’s post about the terms “spinster” for a never-married woman and “bachelor” for a never married man. Some of those responses taught The Legal Genealogist a thing or two...

Equality in terms

… at least in the law … It has always been one of The Legal Genealogist’s pet peeves. Males, pretty much regardless of age, always have the honorific Mister, abbreviated Mr. Yeah, yeah, I know that boys were once called Master, and it’s even...

2019 alphabet soup: B is for…

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Anglo-Saxon, all confusing. So it’s almost the halfway mark for the first week of the Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy for The Legal Genealogist. The main focus for me this first week is the Family History Law Library...

2019 alphabet soup: A is for…

The language of the law. Part Latin, part Anglo-Saxon, all confusing. Yep, The Legal Genealogist is back on the road. (I’m sure that will come as a shock… not…) It’s the start of the 2019 institutes as the 2019 Salt Lake Institute of Genealogy gets underway, and Rick...

A different question

A special guardian for what child? Reader Bridget Wanderer was baffled. The court record she’d come across just didn’t make sense. She knew that her grandmother Gladys was enumerated living with her father, stepmother and grandfather Forrest H. Mitchell in...

Sourcing the lingo

Law dictionaries online It was a particularly timely question that came in from reader Kellye Hawkins. Just after The Legal Genealogist had given a virtual presentation this past Saturday to the Florida Genealogical Society – Tampa about legal lingo and how to...