humor in geneology

by vancevisuals


It certainly does.
while I realize that record was much more "casual" then it is today, I never realized HOW CASUAL.
Not that it probably would have mattered but it would have been nice to the same spelling of my family name on more than one document/report (16 and counting).
I do wonder how much of it was "white lies" and how much was the people recording the information.
It has been a fascinating study of, not only my own family, but a history on how record keeping was in the late 19th and first half the 20th century.
I've always been a great study of Baseball history and records can be sparatic the further back you go but, compared to this, they are downright spot on.
very interesting
happy Easter!


Posted on Apr 16, 2017, 3:58 PM

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