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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- October 12, 2014
- Unlocking the Keystone State: Key Resources and Repositories for Pennsylvania ResearchStarts: 2:00 pmEnds: 3:00 pmLocation: Medina County Genealogical Society
- 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!
Yesterday we learned about the poetic form, Clerihew . Today, I came across a new word while scanning through Marietta College’s Special Collections page. Today’s fun word to know and share is Incunabula From Dictionary.com: in·cu·nab·u·la [in-kyoo-nab-yuh-luh] –plural noun, singular … Continue reading
This week Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun had us writing some bad poetry. I thought writing bad poetry wold be easy. It is easy when you are trying to write good poetry. However, it’s quite difficult to know when … Continue reading
This week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun instructions: 1) Find one of your ancestral homes on Google Maps (http://maps.google.com/).Select Map and/or Satellite view. 2) Find out if this location is shown in Street View. 3) Show us the pictures!! 4) Did … Continue reading
After my own struggle to name my genealogy company and a recent thread of the same topic on the Rootsweb Transitional Genealogists Forum, I decided to reveal the names and marketing slogans from a brainstorming session that didn’t make the … Continue reading
So yet again, I steal Randy’s entertaining Saturday Night Genealogy Fun theme and run my own way with it! This week’s instructions say: 1) Go to http://www.google.com/ and enter a search term and click on the “I’m Feeling Lucky” button. … Continue reading
The twenty-eighth of February, 1933 is not a day that Salome (Doney) Mowrey will likely note as one of her best. This might be due to the fact that it was her last. Perhaps her husband, Jeremiah Mowery would have … Continue reading
In this week’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun, Randy Seaver challenged us to find our first blog or website in the wayback machine. Unfortunately, the Wayback machine did not archive my earliest site – nor any of my “early” ones. However, … Continue reading
Thanks to Randy Seaver for another great SNGF event. I actually got around to posting for this one, and as a bonus, got to play with my charting program! Susan Sumney is a daughter of Jacob Sumney, but I do … Continue reading
So here was my random, cool thought for the genealogical week: Using people from your genealogical data, how far separated are you from famous figures in American history? Let’s start with George Washington…since he’s the one that got me wondering. … Continue reading