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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 12/19

 

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X: What the signer of a document would often write if he couldn’t write his name. A witness would typically label this “his mark.” (familytreemagazine.com)

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GENEALOGY WORD OF THE DAY 11/27

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Credit Patent: A document transferring land to be paid for in installments over a four-year period. A delinquent payment or nonpayment of the full balance resulted in forfeiture. In 1820, Congress required full payment for land at the time of purchase.(Definition from familytreemagazine.com)

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