Good Genealogy Advice from an 1847 Newspaper Letter to the Editor

“J. B.” wrote a letter to the editor of a Connecticut newspaper in 1847 that contained good advice for genealogists in all ages.

Featured image is from the Constitution (Middletown, Connecticut), 26 May 1847, page 2.

J. B. called on everyone “to see that a correct record be made of his family so as to connect the past with the future. Every parent would do well also to state the name of his father, and date of birth, and even the grandfather, with such notes or reference to place as will hereafter serve, in all time, to distinguish the individuals.”

Wow—don’t we wish all of our ancestors read his genealogy advice and took it to heart!
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