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.


Odds and Ends for August 2011

– By Ann Cushman

From the NEHGS e-newsletter: An article in the Christian Science Monitor dated 13 May 2011 stated that seven years ago the National Archives in D.C. held a genealogy fair with 700 people attending. This year there were 5,400 in attendance.

In colonial times Patty was a nickname for Martha.

Gleanings from American Ancestors Spring 2011: Don’t just look at naturalization papers. There may be more info on the naturalization petition.

I recently visited Thomas Jefferson’s grave. It showed he was born April 2, 1743 O.S. I had never seen O.S. (old style) on a headstone before. I’d only seen it on paperwork.

From member Frances Heales: A new website for Kent County, England, www.kentpast.uk.co. This site may be of use if you have ancestors from there.