Category: General BS

Wilford Lucas Busby, Born 1678 in… WHERE?!?!

Wilford Lucas Busby, Born 1678 in… WHERE?!?!

Today I was just fiddle farting around with my wife’s family line and decided to trace her line back through the links provided on Find A Grave.  I was just meandering around this virtual cemetery, clicking on parents of parents, when I came across one of those oddities of time, space, and idiocy. Continue reading “Wilford Lucas Busby, Born 1678 in… WHERE?!?!”

Bad Genealogy Research

Bad genealogy research appears to be popping its ugly head all around lately, in message boards, in conversations, online, and even in lectures.

I was contacted by a distant cousin asking if I knew anything about a Martin Van Buren Edens who had served in the Union army.  I looked in my tree and did not find him, so I looked on Ancestry to see if there was a connection somehow, and there is an apparent connection to my family dating back to the very early 1800s. Continue reading “Bad Genealogy Research”

North vs. South in Records Request: Southern Hospitality Wins

My grandfather had been quiet about who his father was for many, many years, finally revealing his name to me only a few years ago.  I had deduced the family due to his name and birth location, but as far as which Keirs was the father, that I was not able to determine.  As it turns out he was an “illegitimate birth” and I have not been able to discover a birth record, so I turned to the next best source, newspapers.

I found an article in the 1 Dec 1925 Decatur Herald that says: Continue reading “North vs. South in Records Request: Southern Hospitality Wins”