Cause and Effect in Genealogy

For every action, there is an equal and opposite reaction. ~ Sir Isaac Newton Cause and effect can be described as a relationship between actions or events such that one or more are the result of the other or others. We plant a seed, give it water, it grows into a beautiful flower. We stub our toe, it hurts. We go outside when it’s hot, we’re going to sweat. Basically, one thing happens because of an action…. good and…

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What’s in a Middle Name?

All genealogists know the value of a person’s last name and how important a first name is in finding out who is who in your family tree. But what about a middle name? There is great value in the middle name and they can be an important tool in your genealogy search. So, what’s in a middle name? How…

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