Program “Brick Walls”

This month we will discuss “brick walls.” Since we are all presumably doing research, it is just possible that we may run across something that may refer to someone else’s […]

Deciphering Handwriting

Just a reminder when you are having trouble deciphering someone’s handwriting such as on a census etc… See how the person wrote names and other words on other sections of […]

Understanding Surnames

Going over the lists of guilds I found surnames and even given names all derived from occupations. Here are a few: Baker, Brewer, Collier, Cooper, Draper, Dyer, Fuller, Glover, Goldsmith, […]