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Carol Stetser

A Case of Mistaken Identity

August 20, 2021 Most genealogists know that they need to take care not to conflate two people with the same name. It’s sometimes easy to confuse two folks with the same name, especially if it’s a common name – something like John Brown. However, it would seem that more unusual names would be less likely […]

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How Many Children Did Your Ancestors Have?

August 13, 2021 The other day I read a post on the American Ancestors blog Vita Brevis (by the New England Historic and Genealogical Society at https://vitabrevis.americanancestors.org/2021/08/philoprogenitive-ancestors/ ) which dealt with philoprogenitive ancestry. The author, Christopher C. Child, mentioned that he didn’t know what the term meant when he ran across it on a Facebook […]

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