A Little Legalese
mesne conveyance (meen). Am intermediate conveyance; one occupying an an intermediate position in the chain of title between the first grantee and the present holder.— Bryan A. Garner, editor, Black’s Law Dictionary, 8th edition, (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West, 2004), 357.
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- July 31, 2014
- Learning To Love Indirect EvidenceStarts: 5:30 pmEnds: 6:30 pmLocation: Lake County Genealogical Society, Lake County History Center, 415 Riverside Dr., Painesville, Ohio 44077Description: 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 that conflict with each other. Without any documents telling us exactly what we want to know, how do we identify relationships that might not be stated explicitly, resolve conflicts between records, and arrive at sound genealogical conclusions? By collecting, analyzing, and correlating indirect evidence of course!The Henry McGinnis family of 19th century rural Pennsylvania provides an easy-to-understand example of using mostly indirect evidence to reconstruct a family which left precious little for descendants to work with.
- August 2, 2014
- Order in the Court! A Brief History of Ohio Courts and the Records They CreatedStarts: 10:00 amEnds: 11:00 amLocation: The Ohio Genealogical Society, Bellville, OH, United StatesDescription: Ohio’s court system has undergone numerous revisions since its Northwest Territory days. Learn about the evolution of different courts, their jurisdiction, and records they created.
- August 10, 2014
- Beyond the Docket Books: Digging For Gold In Probate PacketsStarts: 7:00 pmEnds: 8:00 pmLocation: Lorain County Genealogical SocietyDescription: North Ridgeville Branch Library, 35700 Bainbridge Road
- September 8, 2014
- Using Deeds In Your Genealogical ResearchStarts: 7:30 pmEnds: 8:30 pmLocation: Independence Civic Center – Willow Room - Independence OH 44131
- October 20, 2014
- Beyond the Docket Books: Digging For Gold in Probate PacketsStarts: 7:00 pmEnds: 8:00 pmLocation: Greater Cleveland Genealogical Society - Fairview Park Library
- November 23, 2014
- Digging For Gold In Probate PacketsStarts: 2:00 pmEnds: 3:00 pmLocation: Huron County Genealogical Society, Norwalk, Ohio
- March 10, 2015
- Beyond the Docket Books: Digging For Gold In Probate PacketsStarts: 7:00 pmEnds: 9:00 pmLocation: Chardon Library, 110 East Park Street, Chardon, OH, United StatesDescription: Will books and probate dockets can provide a great deal of information about our ancestors, but the original estate (probate) file can reveal details about our ancestors and their families that no other record group is likely to document. Family relationships, occupations, personal possessions, and even family squabbles may all be contained in that little packet. Administrator bonds, inventories, sale lists, distributive accounts, and other items found in the estate file breathe life into our ancestors and provide us with a glimpse of the person behind the names and dates.
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This is great news for Ohio researchers who’ve had trouble getting to the Library and Archives the one day a week they’ve been open. From the OHS Press release, which can be found at: http://www.ohiohistory.org/about/pr/060310a.html Ohio Historical Center To Increase … Continue reading
Discovering Clues To Date Your Old Photographs When: Thu, May 27, 2010 10:00 AM – Thu, May 27, 2010 12:00 PM Where: Morley Library,184 Phelps Street Painesville, OH 44077-3976Map Lake County Genealogical Society Discovering Clues To Date Your Old Photographs … Continue reading
I’ve just added a calendar and sidebar widget to help keep track of events. If you have a local or regional genealogy-related happening for which you would like a little extra exposure, I would be glad to post it for … Continue reading
Excuse the hurriedly written post, but I must get my things together for the 2010 Ohio Genealogical Society Conference at the Seagate Convention Center in Toledo, OH. And just like my school days, I still have homework that I haven’t … Continue reading
Whelp – it’s spring break at the school where I work, and Spring Break means one thing: ROAD TRIP! View Larger Map After having put it off for a few years, I am finally getting down to Fayette County, PA … Continue reading
The Lake County Genealogical Society is bringing Elissa Scalise Powell to the Morley Library in Painesville, Thursday March 25th at 10:00am. She will be presenting “The Dreaded Report” – a lecture about genealogical research report writing. As someone who loves … Continue reading
After ordering Professional Genealogy: A Manual for Researchers, Writers, Editors, Lecturers, and Librarians on Jan 3rd and never receiving it, I just got notification that its replacement shipped today. The cool thing: This book is not following just any old … Continue reading
Today was set to be the day when we discovered whether or not the cane sword passed down through our family backed up the story that went along with it. According to family legend, this sword cane was carried from … Continue reading
The OGS 2010 Annual conference is April 22-24 at the Sea Gate Convention Centre in Toledo, OH. For anyone who is at all interested in genealogy and has not been to one of these conferences – you are missing out. … Continue reading
Genealogy Seminar, Saturday 24 Oct 2009: Cuyahoga County Council of Genealogical Organization’s 2009 Tri-C-GO Seminar
Despite a long work week, I will be getting up bright and early tomorrow to attend the Cuyahoga County Council of Genealogical Organization’s 2009 Tri-C-GO Seminar. It’s a two-track seminar: Track 1 – Using Time Tested Research Resources “Tapping Into … Continue reading