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.


When doing your genealogy you should keep in mind the Genealogical Proof Standard (GPS). Each conclusion about an ancestor must have sufficient credibility to be accepted as “proved”.

There are 5 elements to the (GPS):
1. A reasonably exhaustive search
2. Complete and accurate source citations
3. Analysis and correlation of the collected information
4. Resolution of any conflicting evidence
5. A soundly reasoned and coherently written conclusion