Relatively Speaking: Call It Charity

Relatively Speaking is a throwback to another time in the world of genealogy. These are anecdotal stories to inspire those who search for their ancestors. Although, many of these stories are from before the world of computers and certainly the age of the internet, I believe that all of us have benefited from serendipity in our research.

Call It Charity

From birth records located at Alexandria Campbell County, Kentucky. ??????(Blank) Spaulding, female, born alive, 21 July 1854, at Newport, Father (name not ascertainable), reside do not know where. Ran off owing my bill for services. The child was not named don????????t know what ???????? but would call it charity. George W. Thornton, M.D.

A Rare Talent

I had an interesting experience recently and I thought perhaps your readers might get a chuckle from it. A bystander, overhearing a conversation about genealogy asked: ??????Are you a genealogist??????? Reply: ?????? Yes I am.?????? Bystander: ??????Oh! Say something to me in genealogy!??????


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