Published by FamilySearch: Probates Are Where the Fun Is

Why did Jonathan Stark leave his prized pocket watch to his nephew, instead of his son? To solve the mystery, turn first to probate records, the legal “last words” of a person’s life. Probates are rich in stories and secrets. Nothing provides clues to the social status and relationships of ancestors like wills, estate inventories,…

https://familysearch.org/blog/en/probates-fun/

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Published by Legacy Family Tree: Legacy Genealogy Cruise 2016 announced! Southbound Alaska – September 2-9, 2016

The 13th annual Legacy Genealogy Cruise, to be held September 2-9, 2016, departs from Seward, Alaska aboard Royal Caribbean’s Radiance of the Seas ship and will feature top genealogy speakers including members of the Legacy Family Tree staff. We will cruise Alaska’s Inside Passage and visit the following ports: Seward Juneau Skagway Ketchikan Vancouver, BC Optional 6-Day Pre-Cruise…

http://news.legacyfamilytree.com/legacy_news/2015/09/legacy-genealogy-cruise-2016-announced-southbound-alaska-september-2-9-2016.html

Published by Ancestry: U.S. Probates are here!

What if I told you there was a record that could walk you through your ancestor’s house and tell you what he (or she) owned, room by room? What kind of tools he used in his business? How much livestock he owned? Would you be interested? Or what if there was a record that told…

http://blogs.ancestry.com/ancestry/2015/09/02/u-s-probates-are-here/

Published by The Legal Genealogist: The last quarter mile

Support for Preserve the Pensions Imagine, if you will, 1,812 miles. That’s roughly the distance from, say, New York City to Breckenridge, Colorado. It’s roughly the distance from, say, San Francisco to Topeka, Kansas. It’s roughly the distance from, say, Detroit to Lordsburg, New Mexico. In other words, it is one humongous distance. Now imagine,…

http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2015/09/19/the-last-quarter-mile/

Published by The legaL genealogist: Of crimes…

The criminal mind The Legal Genealogist is at sea. Literally, not figuratively. It’s the FGS Cruise to Alaska, and internet connectivity is … well … spotty at best. So we’re filling in with some of the language of the law — part Latin, part Greek, part Anglo-Saxon, and all confusing. Now seriously… who would have…

http://www.legalgenealogist.com/blog/2015/09/03/of-crimes/