A Little Legalese
tenancy in common. A tenancy by two or more persons, in equal or unequal undivided shares, each person having a right to possess the whole property but no right of survivorship. Also termed common tenancy; estate in common— Bryan A. Garner, editor, Black’s Law Dictionary, 8th edition, (St. Paul, Minn.: Thomson/West, 2004), 1506.
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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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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