Odds and Ends

Ann Cushman provides a marvelous resource of odds and ends and tidbits and stuff from the unusual to the amusing. In between, you might find a clue or a new source of information to aid your research.


Back in the 1800s and even later many towns and counties and others published biographical histories. Obviously many people submitted their family histories as they knew them. I suspect they used family lore etc. and not much in the way of facts. These books are referred to as “mug books”. Take what you read with a grain of salt, dig deeper and verify, verify, verify.