The clues in old New York
So The Legal Genealogist had a great time last time with a very attentive group of genealogists at the Connetquot (New York) Public Library, talking about the legal rights ...
Those good men, lawful and true
It's a phrase you see all over the court records, just about every time there's a jury involved in the case.
They are, the document will almost invariably inform ...
The notion of freedom dues
More than one reader wrote in response to yesterday's blog post about children bound out, either voluntarily or involuntarily, as apprentices or servants, noting that the ...
Apprenticed or bound out
So The Legal Genealogist was in Lakeland, Florida, this past weekend with the Imperial Polk Genealogical Society and one of the topics was the way the law dealt with widows ...
One step closer
Let there be no question about one fundamental fact: The Legal Genealogist loves cousins.
First, second, third, fourth, doesn't matter one bit, as long as (a) they are willing to ...