Genealogy Articles

Beginner’s Guide: Document! Document! Document!

Do you know that real estate adage, “Location! Location! Location!”? Apparently everything in real estate rests on one point: location. In family history research, we should have an adage too: “Document! Document! Document!” Everything in your family tree really does come down to the documentation that you have to back up a claim. I start this […]

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Genealogy Articles

The Vocabulary of Probate Records

Probate records can be a valuable asset in your genealogical research, but they can also be daunting – pages and pages of court documents (and sometimes handwritten court documents at that) with enough “legalese” vocabulary that has anyone outside of the law field checking a dictionary every other sentence. I recently delved into the 52-pages […]

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