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.


Remember that in genealogy, spelling doesn’t count.

Because of name changes/spelling variants, you need to look for parents, siblings, and spouses, etc. on documents to help you figure out if the person you found is who you think he/she is.

When you start tracing someone you should start with the death record first if available. You need to check for the relationship to a witness and the cause of death.