Surname Saturday – The Soundex

In our post How Do I Call Thee? Let Me Count The Names… we talked about the necessity for expanding your searches widely to ensure you can find your ancestors even when you don’t really know how to spell their name. One of the ways that many database search sites like and perform […]

Desiderata: A Case of Mistaken Identity

I’m not entirely sure where I came across this piece, but I recently uncovered it in a whirlwind of house cleaning.  I was impressed all over again with the beautiful language.  The citation on the piece says: “Found in Old Saint Paul’s Church, Baltimore; Dated 1692.”  At the bottom it says: “Compliments of Everett’s Bindery, […]