The Arnolds of Texas
James B. Arnold of Gonzalas Co.
James B. Arnold of Lavaco Co.
James B. Arnold Texas Land Deeds
Maggie Bell Blackstone Stone
Alice Photo Albums
Alice vol. 1
Alice vol. 2
Alice vol. 3
Alice vol. 4
Alice vol. 5
Alice vol. 6
Alice vol. 7
Alice vol. 8
Alice vol. 9
Alice vol. 10
Alice vol. 11
The Laws of Genealogy
The Stone Sisters
Florida Agricultural Hall of Fame 2004
Faye Blackstone: Horsewoman
Family Index I
Family Index II
Family Index III
Family Index IV
Davis Borohgardt Williams
Egyptia Stuffed Peppers
Reunion - July 2013
LAWS OF GENEALOGY
The document containing evidence of
the missing link in your research invariably will have been lost due to
fire, flood or war.
The keeper of the vital records you
need will have just been insulted by another genealogist.
Your great, great grandfather’s
obituary states that he died, leaving no issue of record.
The Town Clerk you wrote to in
desperation, and finally convinced to give you the information you need,
can’t write legibly, and doesn’t have a copying machine.
The will you need is in the safe on
board the Titanic.
The spelling of your European
ancestor’s name bears no relationship to its current spelling or
That ancient photograph of four
relatives, one of whom is your progenitor, carries the names of the other
Copies of old newspapers have holes
which occur only on last names.
No one in your family tree ever did
anything noteworthy, always rented property, was never sued, and was
never named in wills.
You learned that great aunt
Matilda’s executor just sold her life’s collection of family genealogy
materials to a flea market dealer “somewhere in New York City”.
Yours is the only surname not found
among the 3 billion in the world famous Mormon achieves in Salt Lake
Ink fades and paper deteriorates at
a rate inversely proportionate to the value of the data
The 37 volume, sixteen-thousand page
history of your county of origin isn’t indexed.
The critical link in your family
tree is named “Smith”.