So you think you know your parents

The study of genealogy can be very enlightening. Especially,  if you don’t allow your preconceived notions of your family history to dissuade you from deepening your knowledge when new information is uncovered. This link  from the NY Times outlines the discovery of a NY Roman Catholic Cardinal who was later found to be the grandson of a Rabbi.  This is a great example of new information adding a totally new chapter to a families history.  

Keep your eyes open for information. Don’t disregard a discovery just because it clashes against what you’ve been told previously or even researched.  Look at the information carefully, find corroborating data, evaluate it and then make your decision. 

Anna Mae’s Oldest Grand baby

Nichelle ~




Author: nichellemhayes

I am a part-time blogger and a full time observer of people and culture. I have been researching my family history for over 20 years. I previously served as President and President-Elect (Vice-President) of the Indiana African American Genealogy Group (IAAGG). I am currently the Central District Director of the Indiana Genealogical Society. I’ve conducted genealogy lectures and training's for corporate organizations and family history centers. I have researched my maternal and paternal sides going back 7 generations. With all that work, there is still more to discover. My genealogical goals for 2018 are to submit to libraries and history centers, family history books covering several of my family lines. I am available for consultations and speaking engagements.

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