A Little Legalese
habendum clause (həb-ben-dəm) 1. The part of an instrument, such as a deed or will, that defines the extent of the interest being granted and any conditions affecting the grant ◘ The introductory words to the clause are ordinarily _to have and to hold_ — also termed _to have and to hold clause_.— Bryan A. Garner, editor, Black’s Law Dictionary, 8th edition, (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West, 2004), 728.
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Category Archives: Family Findings
Sorry for the lack of posts. I’ve been mostly consumed with the time-intensive task of job searching in an economy without too many jobs. But today I decided to take some time away from the grind to go to my … Continue reading
<div class=\"postavatar\"></div> Happy Mother’s Day to everyone. As I thought about it, it occurred to me I had never listed out my strictly maternal line – that is the mother of my mother, the mother of her mother, etc. So … Continue reading
I have finally gotten around to uploading one of my grandfather’s videos. For any of you who knew him, you know that there was a several year period where you were unlikely to escape Grandpa Staats and his video camera. … Continue reading
With all the “Tombstone Tuesdays” and Wordless Wednesdays”, I thought I would try something new today. I’ll call it “Things That Happened on This Day” Thursdays. Can you guess what sort of things will be posted? If you said “Things … Continue reading
70 and sunny is the forecast for Kittanning, PA tomorrow. I’ll let you know how close that is, as I am headed there for a mini-research trip. We have to leave a little late, but that’s okay – it’s a … Continue reading
I guess the American press has been screwing up my name for a long, long time. Below is a copy from the 17 Jan 1845 edition of the Woodsfield, OH Spirit of Democracy . As you can see, not only … Continue reading
I recently converted my McGinnis site to a blog-based format. It is just easier to update this way, and now people can comment, which I had to disable to keep away the spam monsters on the old site. Check it … Continue reading
An early traveler’s impression of the Freeport Twp, Harrison County area in the fall of 1819: “Oct. 19. Left Siers’ at six o’clock a. m. The morning fair and cold. Roads’ extremely rough. Country fertile, but hilly. Log cabins, ugly … Continue reading
<div class=\"postavatar\"></div> In my quest to launch a career in educational technology, I came across a great resource that might help some genealogy folks who are a little confused about what exactly Web 2.0 tools are and their potential uses. … Continue reading