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 Say the Darnedest Things: Darned Alien Ancestors
Are you one of those people who feel like your ancestor must have come from another planet? One of my readers found evidence of his alien ancestry in the 1940 census:
Darned alien ancestors!
Where was the helpful neighbor!ReplyDelete
My grandfather had one who told the enumerator that the kid's name was Turrel. (That's Tirrill with a southern something. At least I could figure out who they meant!)