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Mar 13, 2009

GENEALOGY: Wonderful World Of Archives


(I know you are in there somewhere. Millions and millions of names on microfilm and some are even in order. Thank you to the helpful staff at the Cloverdale Archives.)
I should be able to sleep tonight but maybe not. I may have found the answer to the burning question I had about the multiple names for this woman. She went by different names not just for her surname but her given names too. When I looked at her marriage registration I saw she had been a widow. That would explain it right. MAYBE! Turns out the other surname is also her mother's maiden name. She used her birth name, mother's maiden name and a surname from her second marriage. Could her first husband have had the same name as her mother? Possibly. Do I have more questions than before I went. Absolutely. That is why I love genealogy so much. Excuse me now while I take a nap.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really don't think a nap is in order. After all it is Friday nite and BG is probably home waiting for dinner. Have a great weekend. LN

Lori E said...

Awww. Poor guy. Wasting away to nothing, both of us. We will fortify ourselves with some vino rosa before our meal. I still advise you to stay in your p.j.s all weekend. Send someone else to the store.

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