Friday, January 13, 2012

Paper Trails

Have you ever wondered about the mountain of paper evidence we create just by being alive? Even when we die, the paper is still generated! You cannot escape it!!
The keepers of family history will forever be grateful for that fact!! It is amazing what you can learn from a simple birth certificate. I have even uncovered 2 different birth records for the exact same person, listing 2 different birth fathers!  No wonder my family seems to be so confused. The first birth father was a stranger; and the second birth father listed was a family member. How does that old saying go? "Oh what tangled webs we weave, when first we practice to deceive?"
The resulting child never did take on either of the fathers' names. He just kept his mother's last name. Perhaps next time I will begin rattling some chains!

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