Dear Genealogue,Continuing your research is really unnecessary, and would just make your family tree more complicated. Besides, European research is — by definition — unAmerican, and might earn you a visit from the FBI.
I've only been working on my genealogy for two weeks, and I've already hit a brick wall. All eight of my great-grandparents were born in Europe, but I can't afford to travel there. How can I continue my research?Harold in Ottumwa, IA
Dear Genealogue,To prevent confusion, omit her from your family history entirely. Serves her right.
I've gathered conflicting information on one of my relatives. Some records call her "Mary Elizabeth Nichols," and others "Elizabeth Mary Nichols." What should I call her in my family history?Barbara in Winchester, MA
Dear Genealogue,"Gamblers Anonymous Reject."
My 4th great-grandfather has the letters "G.A.R." on his tombstone. What does this stand for?Loretta in Barre, VT
Dear Genealogue,Yes, I could.
Could you look up Timothy Fleming of Dade County, Florida, in the 1920 census?Paul in Sarasota, FL