Parshall Terry

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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U.S. – a Land of Immigrants but not necessarily Naturalized Citizens

March 5, 2021 The United States has always been a country of immigrants. That seems like it would lead to a nation of naturalized citizens, but that hasn’t necessarily been true. Exactly why this happened is probably personal to each immigrant. Some didn’t intend to stay in the U.S., others may not have qualified for […]

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