June 24th, 2007


Insomnia + Ancestor = Great New Idea?

For awhile now, I’ve been thinking about how to combine my expertise in law with my passion for genealogy and history. Until early this morning, I hadn’t hit the right formula. But I awoke for some reason at 3:00 am and tried hard to get back to sleep. When nothing seemed to work, I just let my mind wander. I …Continue reading →

He Certainly Deserves An Eternal Reward

Chris over at The Genealogue frequently spots and highlights unusual names. Recently, he had these (1, 2, 3). I don’t know if he’s seen the 1880 census for Clinton County, Iowa. On that census, there’s a nineteen year old grocery clerk, the son of German immigrants. Fredrick and Lisette Lindloff apparently named their son “Through.” That by itself would be …Continue reading →

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