New Playlist: Same Name Conundrum


Because of this latest episode a new playlist has been created. Jim and Michael have created two quick starts to provide you with tips on how to manage this proverbial genealogical issue. The quick starts are similar but they each have a different twist. This shows that for every issue there are multiple strategies that you can use to find the answer.

In “Is that MY Mary Smith” Michael shares an ancestor Who shares a name with a first cousin and they both marry women named Catherine. In the most recent episode “proper identification please!” they add in a nuance of playing the devil’s advocate as a step. They call it breaking the ID.

Do you have any same-name challenges? How did you get to the bottom of this genealogy conundrum?

Same Name Conundrum

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