Genealogists are often familiar with the importance of working on not just immediate ancestors, but neighbors, slightly-more-distant relatives, and associates. Information on these individuals can sometimes give either direct or indirect insight into the ancestors in question. And if your ancestor was involved in any sort of criminal activity, do you know who his (or her) partners-in-crime were? Those associates can be clues as well. For a longer post, read “Partners in Crime.”
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The three Ds of the day are: devise–gift of real property, usually by the last will and testament of the giver devisee–the person receiving real property, usually by a last will and testament devisor–the person giving real property, usually by a last will and testament Devise is the gift of real property given to the devisee by the devisor.
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