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Death and Taxes

September 23, 2022 Benjamin Franklin famously wrote “In this world, nothing is certain but death and taxes.” Genealogists seem to have listened to the death part. Most of us spend a great deal of time looking for death certificates, funeral home, cemetery records and probate records. Fewer of us spend time looking for tax records. […]

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Spelling and Punctuation and Genealogy

September 16, 2022 When I was a high school English teacher, I was strict about requiring perfect spelling and punctuation from my students. I threatened them with grade reductions for those errors. After all, I reasoned, spelling and punctuation would be important in any of their future endeavors.   Boy, was I wrong! I no […]

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