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Recording all the details

Family history is more than begats Yesterday’s post about a resource on military legal history prompted friend and genealogical colleague Gordon Remington to offer his own reminder of another tome that genealogists will find useful. It’s one The Legal...

Researching Beyond Kin

“For every soul a story, a family a name.” Beyond our parents. Beyond our brothers and sisters. Beyond our grandparents, aunts and uncles. Beyond our cousins. Beyond even those who might be considered our kin. Beyond them all, our people had other people to whom they...

Marriage, Kentucky style

How old did they have to be? Reader Marian Corya was stumped on an issue of Kentucky law. “How do I find the legal age for marriage for men and women in various time periods and places?” she asked The Legal Genealogist. “I want to know how old a person needed to be in...

Processing the borders

Service of process limits So last week The Legal Genealogist tackled the question of service of process — the notion that somebody has to be given a copy of the documents that require an appearance in court. Process, in this regard, is the legal term for the...

The dog that did bark

Ooooops… The Legal Genealogist had an absolute ball last night giving a webinar for the Board for Certification of Genealogists, through Legacy Family Tree Webinars, on negative evidence. It’s available online right now and for a few days will be free to...