Jabberwocky for 2004 October 8 (entry 2)

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[Comments] (3) OoooooKKKKKKK.....: I started checking the K surnames. There are only seven pages of them. I did one page plus tonight. I found two really bad mistakes--one person married to her grandson, and one person married to someone who died at age 9 months. The parents had another little girl later, named her Hannah after the dead one, and this is the one the guy should be married to.

I know how easy it is to make a mistake with this stuff, but let's get it together here, folks, and not perpetuate the errors.

The next time someone pipes up in Sunday School and brags that their genealogy is all done because great-aunt so and so did it all, I'm going to say something. My great-aunt Anne did it all too, and I've found a lot of places where she messed up. (Great-aunt Eleanor didn't though--she was picky like me. In fact, she may be the one who taught me to be picky. I remember her making me rip out a facing and do it over.)

NB to Atticus, Lily, and Samuel: Just because great-aunt Frances is doing all this checking doesn't mean you are off the hook. I've probably made mistakes too, and I don't know if I'll live to get through the Z surnames. Plus, I'm only working on your maternal line, so your father's line is up to you!

Caution to All: When I checked through Uncle Carl's genealogy, which he "did", I found 174 forgotten people whose temple work hadn't been done. Would you like to be them, waiting and waiting?


Comments:

Posted by Susie at Fri Oct 08 2004 18:43

I have never heard of these aunts. Are they Aunt Bessie's sisters.

Posted by Frances at Sat Oct 09 2004 18:55

Aunt Bessie was Grandma Call's sister-in-law, married to one of her brothers. Aunt Anne was Dad and Aunt Jeuney's aunt--their father's sister. Aunt Eleanor was Grandpa Call's sister. (Older sister to the ones you have met at family reunions.)

Posted by Frances at Sat Oct 09 2004 18:56

Aunt Bessie was Grandma Call's sister-in-law, married to one of her brothers. Aunt Anne was Dad and Aunt Jeuney's aunt--their father's sister. Aunt Eleanor was Grandpa Call's sister. (Older sister to the ones you have met at family reunions.)


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