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Treaty-ing the law

Great online resource Our ancestors certainly were concerned about weights and measures. They used them in their daily lives, and cared deeply if the millers and merchants weighed things properly. So… Did you ever wonder how it came to be that everyone around...

The exceptional elector

One unexpected exception We all know what it took for an ancestor to be eligible to vote. It doesn’t matter if it’s The Legal Genealogist‘s southern ancestors, or the ancestors of folks who are here in the Pacific Northwest attending the opening...

For the Nutmeggers

Some Connecticut gems It’s finally here: the opening day of NERGC — the 2015 New England Regional Genealogical Consortium — at the Rhode Island Convention Center in Providence. People from all over New England — people with roots back in New England...