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: Thoughts and Musings
I don’t normally post in the “Follow Friday” theme, but if you haven’t heard or read about it yet, you need to check this one out. It’s the Legal Genealogist blog, by Judy Russell. I’m not the first one to … Continue reading
Well, kids, for those who don’t already know – I’m on the BCG clock. That’s right, I have a December 20th 2012 date with the BCG judges. I have about 11 more months to get my portfolio together, spiffied up, … Continue reading
While I was working on a project last night, it suddenly struck me: I use a lot of different technology tools to do various tasks involved in genealogical research. I had been banished from my desktop computer because my wife … Continue reading
I have been lecturing frequently at various local genealogical societies about using deeds in genealogical research. While I can talk pretty fast, and pack a lot into an hour, some stuff just doesn’t quite fit. Here’s one of them. Curtesy … Continue reading
With the end of the year just a few days away, it is time to make that dreaded visit to the always-ambitious list created one year ago. What craziness had I set out for myself this year and how did … Continue reading
Today, I had the pleasure of finding absolutely nothing while scrolling through reel after reel of microfilm. My mom had some research to do at the Ohio Historical Society in Columbus, Ohio, so I volunteered to go along although … Continue reading
Happy Turkey Day everyone. This was initially intended to be a response to Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun , but things happen, and the fun for me didn’t begin until tonight. There are many more things I am thankful … Continue reading
That’s right, I just made up my own brand new meme. Today, I’ve been digging around some more at the Delaware Public Archives site, and found a number of new tools to locate records and eventually cost me a ton … Continue reading
You look down awkwardly, find an interesting spot on the floor to investigate, tie your shoe…anything, anything you can do to avoid making eye contact. That’s right, the nominating committee of your genealogical society has asked for volunteers to fill … Continue reading
In August, I posted an article about the appearance of my father, Terry Lee Staats, in the then-recently uploaded FamilySearch database, “Ohio, Stark County Coroner’s Records, 1890-2002.” My father was killed in a one-car automobile accident in 1971. Being all … Continue reading