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Halloween Census Whacking

With the crisis of my father’s recent illness and the minor drama of my own, I feel like I’ve been way out of touch the last two weeks.  It’s time get back into the flow of things.   I thought  little census whacking for Halloween would ease my way back into writing.  So I went hunting for Vampires, Zombies, Ghosts, …Continue reading →

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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 →

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British Colonial Slave Registers Now Searchable on Ancestry–Free!

Ancestry.com’s UK site has posted slave registers from British colonial dependencies for the years 1812-1834.  Although on the UK site, they are accessible from Anncesrty.com in the U.S.  The site is here.  The site is free. I first had heard that there was some registration requirement, but I went to the site directly without even signing into my Ancestry.com account. …Continue reading →

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