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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Category Archives: Thoughts and Musings
There will be some genealogy here. Bear with me a moment… I was driving home from work a couple of weeks ago when I stopped for a lengthy traffic light. It was one of the odd, tropical 80+ degree days … Continue reading
When I decided to start learning about website creation and design, the first thing I did was set up my own domain name. The initial site’s purpose was to talk about what my immediate family was doing, post our vacation photos,etc. I … Continue reading
One of the things I’ve discovered over the course of my many life adventures is this: poverty is a wonderful motivator and teacher. During those lean years, I learned to do a number of things I might not have otherwise, … Continue reading
You would have thought it was the census Brigadoon, never to be seen again after Monday, April 2nd. Every blog, facebook post, and tweet was focused on the release of the 1940 census. Being the rebel I am, I swore … Continue reading
Phew. If you haven’t seen a post in a while, it’s because my brain is mush. You see, I hold the very lofty-sounding title of Seminar Chairperson. And the first seminar under my watch is tomorrow. Prior to this experience, … Continue reading
A recent thread posted to one of the lists to which I belong has illustrated an important principle of research. In this particular example, the question was about misinformation knowingly provided on a marriage application. Both parties had provided false … Continue reading
While granted, most of my Pennsylvania research has been western and central PA (i.e. “newer”), I have done a reasonable amount of research in eastern Pennsylvania. Never once have I seen any governmental document similar to what is required in … Continue reading
There’s no question finding the laws that governed the creation and recording of your ancestor’s documents is an integral part of wringing all of those clues out of records that might have gone otherwise unnoticed. I could, and probably have, … Continue reading
One of the benefits of speaking to various groups is that inevitably, you will be asked a great question to which you do not know the answer. Such was the case yesterday while speaking to the Summit County Genealogical Society. … Continue reading