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Once Again, There are No Easy Cases in Genealogy

As I’ve reviewed my recent research efforts, I found that I’ve got bits and pieces of things everywhere.  So the goal for the rest of the year is to bring those bits and pieces together, organize them, and see what we’ve really got. To do that I’m going to concentrate on the two “core” families, the Mansons and the Gines …Continue reading →

Common Law Marriage: Scotland & Quebec

As I had hoped,  some of our international correspondents checked in on this issue.  Kirsty says: In Scotland, the situation was a bit different from England, or at least less clear. There seems to have been contradictory legislation and, I think, the more I read on the topic of Scottish Marriage Law the more confused I get! In practice there …Continue reading →

National Tartan Week

It’s been a busy week, with Easter and such, but I did not forget that Friday was National Tartan Day. It just didn’t seem appropriate for this Catholic to mention that on Good Friday. But today, seeing as some places like New York City are making a whole week of it, we can at least spend some time on our …Continue reading →

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