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.
Category Archives: Fun!
By my own admission, I’ve been a bit lax in keeping up with SNGF. However, this week’s challenge highlights an important resource, and I hope people have learned a bit from it. If by me participating, one more person comes … 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
They say that the sense of smell is the most directly connected to our brain, and I think that’s true. After a busy day of laboring about the house on Labor Day, I jumped in the shower to de-funk. In … Continue reading
Randy, Randy, Randy…you should know by now that I sometimes have trouble coloring within the SNGF lines. At least this time, I technically did follow them, I just took them a couple steps further. 1) Review Denise Levenick’s (The Family … Continue reading
Well kids, this could be my shortest blog post ever. The SNGF challenge was: 1) Read Michael John Neill’s post 10 Signs You Have Genealogy OCD (come on, give Michael some link love). 2) Make up any number of sentences … Continue reading
How many of you get this question when you mention in a casual conversation that you do genealogy: “Oh, what are you?” Sometimes, a more verbose version of the question, and one that makes slightly more sense grammatically asks, “Oh, … Continue reading
It’s Saturday, and geneaholics know that means Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. This geneaweek, Randy Seaver has challenged us to do the following: 1) Go into your Genealogy Management Program (GMP; either software on your computer, or an online family tree) … Continue reading
This week’s Saturday Night’s Genealogy Fun at Randy Seaver’s Geneamusings was this: “1) Recall that some genealogists love to make up new words to define what we do or where we are… we want to make a “Genealogisms Dictionary” so that … 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
Randomly Generated Name: Roman Stanton First Ancestry Census Result: Roman Stanton ,Birth: abt 1927 – California 1930 – San Francisco, San Francisco, California And off I went. This little project served two purposes. In addition to wondering what … Continue reading