Genealogical Mistake #1 – Unsourced Citations

When you’re just starting your genealogical research it’s easy to get caught up in the excitement of climbing your family tree.  You’re searching things online, you’ve made a few trips to libraries and archives, and maybe you’ve even spent a few hours in the dusty basement of a courthouse.  And each time you make photocopies […]

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, […]