We depend upon records to reveal the “truth” about our pasts.
Yet sometimes records have anomalies.
Some are amusing or humorous.
Some are interesting or weird.
Some are peculiar or suspicious.
Some are infuriating, even downright laughable.
Yes, “Records say the Darnedest Things.”
Records Are the Darnedest Things: Darned Royalty Records
The new prince of England is named “His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge.” What the heck do you put in the surname field of your genealogy program?
His father has quite the occupation: “Prince of the United Kingdom.”
There is some discussion among royal circles as to the correctness of Kate’s occupation, “Princess of the United Kingdom.” Could it be that even royals can fill out vital record forms incorrectly? For more information on this important issue, see “Royal Baby's Birth Certificate Lists Parents' Jobs as Prince, Princess.” (Thank you to the coworker who alerted me to this article.)