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  • Anthony Hofstee
    Thought everyone might enjoy this. Came from my Channel Islands news group. Tony ... -- No virus found in this outgoing message. Checked by AVG Anti-Virus.
    Message 1 of 1 , Dec 31, 2005
      Thought everyone might enjoy this. Came from my Channel Islands news
      group. Tony




      >NEWS FLASH. 1852 NEW YEAR RESOLUTIONS SOLVE GENEALOGICAL MYSTERIES.
      >It is New Year's Eve 1852 and Henry HYDENWELL sits at his desk by
      >candlelight. He dips his quill pen in ink and begins to writes his New
      >Year's resolutions.
      >
      >1. No man is truly well-educated unless he learns to spell his name
      >at least
      >three different ways within the same document. I resolve to give the
      >appearance of being extremely well-educated in the coming year.
      >
      >2. I resolve to see to it that all of my children will have the same
      >names
      >that my ancestors have used for six generations in a row.
      >
      >3. My age is no one's business but my own. I hereby resolve to never
      >list
      >the same age or birth year twice on any document.
      >
      >4. I resolve to have each of my children baptized in a different
      >church --
      >either in a different faith or in a different parish. Every third
      >child will
      >not be baptized at all or will be baptized by an itinerant minister who
      >keeps no records.
      >
      >5. I resolve to move to a new town, new county, or new state at least
      >once
      >every 10 years -- just before those pesky enumerators come around asking
      >silly questions.
      >
      >6. I will make every attempt to reside in counties and towns where no
      >vital
      >records are maintained or where the courthouse burns down every few
      >years.
      >
      >7. I resolve to join an obscure religious cult that does not believe in
      >record keeping or in participating in military service.
      >
      >8. When the tax collector comes to my door, I'll loan him my pen,
      >which has
      >been dipped in rapidly fading blue ink.
      >
      >9. I resolve that if my beloved wife Mary should die, I will marry
      >another
      >Mary.
      >
      >10. I resolve not to make a will. Who needs to spend money on a lawyer?
      >
      >Passed on via another Rootsweb site (thanks to Shani Cullabine) -
      >but surely will strike a chord with all of us . . .. . .. . HAPPY
      >NEW YEAR!
      >
      >
      >
      >==== CHANNEL-ISLANDS Mailing List ====
      >Looking for information about the Channel Islands then check
      >out Alex Glendinning's Channel Islands Pages at
      ><http://user.itl.net/~glen/CIintro.html>
      >
      >
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