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Catholics, Mormons, and Genealogy

There’s an old joke that goes something like this: Papal Aide: Holy Father there is exciting news. Some of it’s good but some of it’s bad. Pope:Okay, give me the good news first. Aide: The Savior has returned to Earth! He’s on the telephone asking for you! Pope: What could possibly be the bad news then? Aide: He’s calling from …Continue reading →

Surname Distribution Analyzed

Before we analyze the data to comprehend its meaning, let’s do a bit more research to see if we can validate the existing data. Let’s check in with the United States Census Bureau which has analyzed names by frequency of occurrence from the 1990 census. When we search for Gines and then Guynes, the following values are produced: GINES             0.001   …Continue reading →

Catholics, Mormons at Odds Over Genealogical Records?

Well, a day has come that I hoped would not. Kimberly Powell reports that the Vatican has ordered Catholic dioceses not to allow access to their records for microfilming or digitizing. Here are my sudden and unorganized thoughts: As both of my regular readers know, I am a Catholic, and there are a number of Catholics in the GeneaBlogosphere, including …Continue reading →

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