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Murphy's Law for Genealogists

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JoyBoroAngel

JoyBoroAngel Report 4 Feb 2013 22:07

poor muffy has smiths married to smiths :-( :-(

JustJohn

JustJohn Report 4 Feb 2013 22:05

:-D :-D

SueMaid

SueMaid Report 4 Feb 2013 22:00

I thought some of these would strike a note with family historians :-)

When at last after much hard work you have solved the mystery you have been working on for two years, your aunt says, "I could have told you that"

Copies of old newspapers have holes occurring only on the surnames.

The spelling of your European ancestor's name bears no relationship to its current spelling or pronunciation.

No one in your family tree ever did anything noteworthy, owned property, was sued or was named in wills.

You finally find your great grandparent's wedding records and discover that the brides' father was named John Smith