Thursday, October 6, 2011

Genealogy (Love of the Hunt)

Names, Names, Names, all the same names.   How can I keep it all straight?   Who belongs 2 who?
First, this is every genealogist nightmare but a great question.   Keep a separate chronology for each person's life including any information  that distinguishes them from a cousin, etc.   Maybe a description of their land or tax detail.   If  the wife's have the same name, certainly the children's name are different.  They might go by a nickname such as junior or senior.   However, remember that doesn't mean they are father/son.   It could be two people with the same name in the same town.  To keep it all straight in your head, try using their middle initial or their nickname.

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