Genealogy is funny

Here are some things I’m learning while doing all this genealogy research — People can’t spell, or their spelling is heavily influenced by accents. I see this mostly in census records; I have written down “Alpha Maude” and the census record comes up with “Alfa Maude”. “Amanda” becomes “Amandy”. Some …

Making history come alive

Genealogy was always one of those things that I half-heartedly wanted to get into. You know, in all my copious spare time? It seemed like one of those things I would like (I do love a mystery) but one of those things that I’d have to put off until I …