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.


Just a Reminder…

Don’t just look at transcribed indexes! The transcriber may not have been able to read the writing or the original is in bad shape.

I’ve seen people included in a household census who were obviously part of the neighbor’s family.

If you can’t find a name think of every possible way to spell it. On occasion, if the list is not hundreds of names long, look at it all. Could the name start with a different letter?