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  1. Dower
    ... the amount of an estate that a widow is entitled to upon the death of her husband, to support herself and her minor children if there be any. Under English and American common law, a widow was entitled to a "life estate" (the use of and the yield fr...
  2. Ryerson Index
    ...The Ryerson Index is an index to death and death-related notices in contemporary Australian newspapers. It exists because the publicly-available BDM indexes in Australia do not give access to death entries occurring in recent years (the definition of...
  3. Pennsylvania Birth and Death Records
    ...vania Department of Health is the site to go to for Birth and Death Records from 1906 to the present. On the site they have a link if you are looking to a record prior to 1906. This will take you to a list of county address to contact depending where...
  4. Heriot
    ...lly of the best beast) made to the lord of the manor upon the death of a tenant. This relic of feudal service ensured the proper transfer of land tenure from one tenant to the next occupant. See OED Online. For genealogists, this statement, in manor ...
  5. Vital Records
    ...Vital records consist of birth, marriage, divorce and death records. In the United States, many states began recording vital records in the late 19th or early 20th century. You can often find vital records at the local (town or county) level prior to...
  6. Black Death
    ...Typhus See also: [[BlackPlague]]...
  7. Mortality Schedules
    ...he [[CensusRecordsUnitedStates U.S. Federal Census]] recorded deaths that occurred in the twelve months before the census was taken, for each of the towns enumerated in the census. Schedules exist for the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 censuses. In additi...
  8. Burial Registers
    ... are more informative and may have full name, age, cause of death, residence, religion, and other interesting information. Generally speaking, less information was recorded for older burials compared to more information for more recent burials. Recor...
  9. SSDI
    ...SSDI is an abbreviation for [[SocialSecurityDeathRecords Social Security Death Index]]....
  10. Missouri Birth and Death Records
    ...The Missouri Birth and Death Records Database is an online abstract of the birth, stillbirth, and death records recorded in Missouri before 1909 and that are available on microfilm at the Missouri State Archives. The first provision for statewide reg...
  11. Life Estate
    ...te]] (a property interest, usually in land) whose duration is limited to the life of the person holding it. Upon death of that person, it reverts to the full heirs, who then own it in [[feesimpleIndex fee simple]]. Source : [[blackslawdictionary]]....
  12. Bible (family)
    ... Family Bible often contains handwritten birth, marriage, and death information. The entries may or may not have been written at the time of the events they describe, and that makes it difficult to assess the quality of the Bible as a source. They ar...
  13. Influenza
    ...lness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death, especially in older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions. See [[Epidemics]] Source: US Center for Disease Control...
  14. Will (Testament)
    ...d or wishes for the disposition of his/her property following death. Black's Law Dictionary lists more than a dozen types of wills including: Conditional, Conjoint, Counter, Double, Estate, [[OlographicWill]], Joint, Mutual, Mystic, Non-intervention,...
  15. Proof Documents... Read and Reread Again
    ...key to good genealogy work. With perhaps hundreds of letters, death and birth certificates, and other supporting documents to deal with, one risk is developing "tunnel vision" that leads to overlooking buried evidence of events beyond that originally...
  16. Villein
    ...not exist. The lord regulated many aspects of a villein's life, including death, illegitimacy, inheritance, marriage, and mobility. See also [[chevage]], [[childwite]], [[heriot]], [[lairwite]], [[lordofthemanor]], [[manor Manor]], and [[merchet]]....
  17. Curtesy (Legal)
    ...The estate to which by common law a man is entitled upon the death of his wife, in the land she owned in her own right during the marriage, provided the couple had legal offspring born living during the marriage. The curtesy entitlement is similar to...
  18. Anjou, Gustave
    ... sale of mail-order ancestors" [NYT, Mar. 3, 1942]. Since his death, Anjou has been accused of doctoring pedigrees, manufacturing evidence, and defrauding the would-be royal heirs who were his audience. Any information taken from his works should be ...
  19. Black Plague
    ...Black Plague or Black Death are alternate names for [[BubonicPlague]]. The terms often refer to a specific outbreak of Bubonic Plague in the mid-1300s that is estimated to have killed one-third of the European population. Source: [[http://en.wikipedi...
  20. Nuncupative Will
    ...ion of personal property. A nuncupative will is considered a "deathbed" will, meaning that it is a safety for people struck with a terminal illness and robbed of the ability or time to draft a proper written will. Nuncupative wills are only recognize...
  21. Cholera
    ...ody fluids leads to dehydration and shock. Without treatment, death can occur within hours. Cholera spreads via infected drinking water or food. In an epidemic, the source of the contamination is usually the feces of an infected person. The disease c...
  22. Relict
    ...A relict is the surviving spouse upon the death of the other partner, either husband or wife. The word refers to the survivor of the marriage union , not to the survivor of the other person -- as is commonly thought. The word relict is the opposite o...
  23. Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
    ... members and desire to serve them: Life does not end at death. When we die, our eternal spirits go to a spirit world, where we continue to learn while we await the Resurrection and Final Judgment. Members of the Church believe that the family can als...
  24. Lairwite
    ...line. Some historians, such as Zvi Razi in Life, Marriage and Death in a Medieval Parish: Economy, Society and Demography in Halesowen, 1270-1400 (Cambridge University Press, 1980), contend that this statement implies an illegitimate birth; however, ...
  25. Genlias Monitor
    ...person resident in the Netherlands--birth, marriage and death--have been systematically recorded. All of this data is currently transcribed by volunteers and made available by the Genlias website. Death records from the Civil Register enter the publi...
  26. Nonage
    ...English law refers to a "ninth part of of movables" paid on death to the clergy of the local parish on the pretense of being distributed to pious uses. However this usage in English documents is believed to both rare and not easily confused with the ...
  27. Dowry
    ... speaks to the condition at the end of the marriage -- in the case when the marriage is terminated by death of the husband. Source: (1) [[blackslawdictionary]]; (2) Robert Charles Anderson, Dower or dowry?, [[NGSNewMagazine]], (58), December 2004...
  28. Utah Cemetery and Burials Database
    ...ries and burials database, you can: Search for a person buried in Utah. Find a cemetery in Utah, or view a list of cemeteries. Search death certificates from 1900-1960 (outside web site) Link to this page: http://history.utah.gov/cemeteries...
  29. Locke Family Association
    ...er 300 cousins attended their 100th reunion in 1990 and over 100 cousins commemorated the 300th anniversary of the death of their progenitor, Captain John Locke in 1996. The society's website is available at http://www.lockefamilyassociation.org....
  30. Maine Vital Records on Microfilm
    ...Birth, marriage and death records have been centralized in Augusta since 1892.You can look at 1892-1955 vital records free on microfilm in several places in Maine: * Augusta, Maine State Archives, next door to the Capitol, usually open 8 a.m.-4 p.m....
  31. U.S. Revolutionary War Pension Applications
    ...ances, to other heirs. Pensions granted on the basis of death or disability incurred in service are known as death or disability pensions. Pensions granted on the basis of service for a minimum period of time are called service pensions.The acts of C...
  32. Canada Manitoba
    ...alogy.com An excellent free source of birth, marriage and death information is the Manitoba Government's Vital Statistics site. http://vitalstats.gov.mb.ca/Query.php In the case of births, the mother's name can be viewed by clicking Detailed ViewCert...
  33. Social Security Death Records
    ...The Social Security Administration's Death Index (SSDI) can be a boon to beginning genealogists because the SSDI is a source for a Social Security number, as well as other information. The Social Security number can be valuable when seeking other doc...
  34. Virginia, War of 1812 Veterans Buried in Virginia
    ..., rank, unit, commanding officer, date and place of birth and death, where buried, spouse, date of marriage and biographical data on the veteran. The names of parents of both the veteran and the spouse are given, if known. There are separate appendic...
  35. Cloverdale Library, Canadian Genealogy Resources, British Columbia,Canada
    ...is Scrip Records, British Columbia birth, marriage and death registrations and BC Wills. 5 microfilm reader/printers, 4 computer terminals, a photocopier and study carrals are available for research. Staff are happy to assist clients with research qu...
  36. Probate Records
    ...of the deceased, either the deceased's age at the time of death or birth date, property, members of the family, and the last place of residence.Within the United States, probate records are generally found in the county where the deceased died or in ...
  37. MyFamily.com
    ...ary records and a vast library of birth, marriage and death records. [[RootsWeb]]: RootsWeb hosts one of the oldest-established message board communities on the web. Currently there are over 144 active message boards containing more than 25 million t...
  38. Sources and Citations
    ..., video recording, or other item containing data. Birth and Death Certificates, [[Willindex Wills]], Contracts, and [[CensusRecord Census Records]] are all examples of sources. Sources may be either original (not derived from a prior record) or deriv...
  39. Migration - England (Medieval)
    ...e abundant for those who survived the [[BubonicPlague Black Death]] (1348) to move around the country as they pleased to find better jobs.  Extant sources that can help genealogists track medieval migrations include: * Manor court records * Surname...
  40. Albany, NY Resources
    ...e building on a separate floor. There a state wide death index can be accessed. The Archives is a rich source of research materials including manuscripts, rare books, prints, maps, and ephemera. An additional treasure is the New Netherland Research C...
  41. Dawes Rolls
    ...ble supporting documentation, such as birth and death affidavits, marriage licenses, and correspondence. Today these five tribes continue to use the Dawes Rolls as the basis for determining tribal membership. They usually require applicants to provid...
  42. Obituaries
    ...e databases for obituaries, marriages and death notices.Some online obituary databases: * CurrentObituary.com shows only recent obituaries in Connecticut, Massachusetts, Oklahoma, Florida, Mississippi, Rhode Island, Georgia, New Hampshireand Vermont....
  43. Dates And Calendars
    ...e often used as approximate death dates, and marriage bann dates are often used as marriage dates. If the dates are clearly labeled, the information is quite useful. If not, the errors that result can be difficult to correct....
  44. Manor - England
    ... in court appearances, breaking of bread and ale assizes, death, debts, illegitimacy, and violence towards other tenants. Many manor court records have been deposited in county and national record offices and the British Library; however, some are st...
  45. Transportation - Colonial America
    ... goods, but murderers, rapists, and traitors also escaped the death penalty by this means. Convicted felons were sent to America (mainly Virginia and Maryland) between the mid-1600s and the outbreak of the Revolutionary War. Following American indepe...
  46. Software for Linux
    ...s dates and places of birth, marriage, and death. However, I also discovered that GRAMPS will record all sorts of events, including multiple occupations, military service, census entries, and much, much more. Best of all, GRAMPS offers the capability...
  47. Paradise Genealogical Society
    ...e County. Upon her death in 1988, the entire collection was given to the Paradise Genealogical Society. Over the intervening years work has been done to reorganize, catalog, and index the extensive and varied materials. Today this invaluable and irre...
  48. Southern California Genealogical Society and Family Research Library
    ... cemetery listings, death records, immigration and naturalization, voter registration records, and the 1852 "Gold Rush Census" for California. The materials are available for purchase from the SCGS website. Publications are available in soft-bound an...
  49. Maine, Oxford County
    ...of [[VitalRecords vital records]] varies from town to town—Sumner, for example, has incredibly complete records for nearly every family resident in the town prior to 1900, while Norway lost its earliest town books to fire in the winter of 1843, and c...
  50. GEDCOM
    ...subsequent data listing dates and places. You will also note an entry of "2 SOUR @S2@," which indicates that a source citation for the event can be found in SOURce entry S2 to be found later in this file. INDI, NAME, BIRT, DEAT, SEX, SOUR and the oth...
  51. Sociedad Puertorriqueña de Genealogía
    ...e Caguas (1730-1766) * Libro primero de Matrimonios de Caguas (1730-1774) * 194 Summer Ave.Springfield, MA 01108(413) 749-6619 PADRE JOSÉ ANTONIO OQUENDO PABÓN, STL * Libro primero de matrimonios de Arecibo 1708-1734 * Libros mas antiguos de la P...
  52. Land Entry Files of the General Land Office
    ...eir immediate heirs. No land bounties were offered to Civil War veterans, but Union soldiers could deduct the time they served from the residency requirements of the Homestead Act of 1862. At the National Archives Building, NARA has custody of those ...
  53. Acadian French-Canadian Name Variations
    ...se, cause difficulties to his descendants and to the researchers. Example: Wilfred Vzina married to Philomne Payette dite St-Amour. Translating some excerpts of well-known and respected historians is all well and good, but these tend to give the impr...

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