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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Today was a freaky day. Early in the week, it appeared I would be mostly free today. Then I wasn’t. Then I was. Then I wasn’t. Then Saturday fell through and Tuesday freed up. Everything I planned seemed doomed to … Continue reading
I recently subscribed to Genealogybank.com [disclaimer: I have no affiliation or relationship, other than subscriber, with genealogybank.com] and have spent some time perusing old newspapers. Whether online or on microfilm, this is probably the most memorable article found to date! … Continue reading
<div class=\"postavatar\"></div> Welcome to 2011. Now that the automatic gunfire has died down in the neighborhood, and I feel safe sitting at the computer by the window, I can take a look back at last year’s goals and see how … Continue reading
Here’s something you don’t see every day. On a recent trip to a cemetery to photograph some tombstones for a client, I came across this one. Thank you to the neighbor who pointed it out to us. My first thought … Continue reading
Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun challenge this week is: 1) Go to the AnyMaking website (http://anymaking.com – it’s FREE to use) and … 2) Doctor some of your priceless photographs using one or more of their photo effects to … Continue reading
It’s been awhile since I participated in Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun. Today was the first Saturday in recent memory that my full schedule didn’t give me an excuse not to work on those pesky genealogy “to-do” lists. Fortunately, … Continue reading
Disclaimer: This project is in no way affiliated with the PBS show of a similar name. The project is underway! A couple of weeks ago, I posted about an idea I had to obtain a blacksmith’s ledger I had seen … Continue reading
A convergence of events has inspired to try something new. A few weeks ago, my mother and I attended the Great Trail Festival in Malvern, OH. While browsing a book vendor’s booth, I came across a blacksmith’s ledger from 1849. … Continue reading
While doing some client research a couple of weeks ago, I came across this newspaper article from the 5 Apr 1930 Cleveland Press (p.1). Some say the government is going to the dogs, but in this case the dog went … Continue reading