A Little Legalese
curtesy (kər-tə-see) – “At common law, a husband’s right, upon his wife’s death, to a life estate in the land that his wife owned during their marriage, assuming that a child was born alive to the couple.”— Bryan A. Garner, editor, Black’s Law Dictionary, 8th edition, (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West, 2004), 411.
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Where Does It Say That? Learning to Love Indirect Evidence Direct evidence, the sort of evidence that completely answers a research question by itself, is often scarce. It can also be wrong, or we may discover two pieces of direct evidence … Continue reading
Disclaimer: I am the chairperson of the Western Reserve Genealogical Society’s Genealogical Committee, as well as the Great Lakes APG chapter representative. I am also a big fan of Judy Russell. I dig genealogy. My favorite color is green, but … Continue reading
My opening lessons came in the wee hours of the morning today. First was the reminder that I had forgotten to bring my own pillow. The dorm beds had a pillow..at least I think there was a pillow inside the … Continue reading
As long as I’ve been doing genealogy, there has been no active genealogy group in Noble County, Ohio. Many times, I thought about trying to get one going, but living over two hours away was a bit of an obstacle. … Continue reading
Well, kids – the clock is counting down. In just a little over twelve hours, I’ll be on the road to Bellville, Ohio to speak at the Ohio Genealogical Society’s new library tomorrow morning at 10am. My topic is “Using … Continue reading
Maybe it’s just because I want March to be over with so we can get on with spring, but I’m thinking OGS 2011 will be here before I can wonder where the snow went. Okay, maybe that’s just wishful thinking. … Continue reading
No one can say I didn’t give you enough advanced notice. If you can get to State College, PA to attend this event, I can all but guarantee you’ll come away with your brain overflowing with knowledge. I’ve attended John … Continue reading
An alphabetical by surname index to burials is now available on line to the ten Cleveland owned cemeteries—Alger, Brookmere, Denison, Harvard Grove, Highland Park, Cleveland Memorial Park, Monroe Street, Scranton Road, West Park and Woodland. All you need is an … Continue reading
Thank you to Stacie Murry for all her work assembling a great slate of speakers for the upcoming year! Speakers and meetings will also be posted for each month in the “Local Events” sidebar as additional details about the presentations … Continue reading
Here’s where I’ll be Thursday: “Thursday 28 October 2010 10:00 am Lake County Genealogical Society meets. Dr. Deborah Abbott will present “Cluster Genealogy”. If you have never done this technique, it is a great one for getting around brick walls. … Continue reading