some genealogical grievances I want to air:
If my various ancestors were going to have the same names for 4 or 5 generations,
they could have at least added some descriptive phrase to each name, like "John
Ames the Short" or "Jonathan Barker the Strong" to help us later generations sort
them out more easily?
But on the other hand, I've got three Scottish ancestors who have those phrases and
they're driving me crazy. Why was David Forbes called "David With the Black Lip"
Forbes? Didn't he wipe his mouth after eating? Why was one David Forbes called
"Evil David Forbes"? And was another David Forbes called "David Trail the Axe"
Forbes? Was he too weak to carry it, or was this some Scottish euphemism for
a particular physical attribute
When my colonial ancestors were dictating their wills they could have at least
made sure that the person writing it down for them had neat handwriting!
And why hasn't Genea-Santa sent me a clue yet to help break down that John
Cutter West Brick wall???
Finally, what is the problem with politicians who cannot understand that most
identity fraud is not caused by the SSDI?
Sigh. There. I feel much better.
How about you? Do you have a genealogy grievance to air for Festivus?