Saturday, March 14, 2020

99¢ Sale!

On March 16, 1244 the last members of the Cathar religion were burned at the stake at the castle of Montsegur in southern France. In commemoration of the event my historical novel will sale for 99¢ on Kindle on Monday, March 16, 2020 only. Mark your calendars!
 

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Are Records Always Right?

I am a family history buff and have been going through my deceased aunt's ancient files to make sure every name and date is on FamilySearch. I ran across a 1956 letter from cousin Bessie Young where she reports her frustration that many family dates conflict with each other. To emphasize the point, she included what a local talk show hostess had said:

 "I am celebrating two birthdays this year. I had always celebrated the fourth of February until I received my birth certificate and found my birthday was the fifth!"

A few days later, a lady from Monet (MO) wrote the hostess and said, "Well I have thought all these years I was a female, but when I received my birth certificate, I learned I was a male."

Ha, ha! Records can be wrong. Headstones are notoriously in error. So don't think what you think is the dead truth is set in stone.