The Ancesters commandments:
Thou shall use the same forenames for at least one person from every generation, preferably at least once in every
every generation, just to cause confusion.
Thou shall wait the maximum amount of time before registering births and deaths, or better still somehow forget to get
registered at all.
Thou shall have 2 forenames, and use them both separately on official records, but never both together.
Thou shall change your forename at least once during your lifetime.
Thou shall use every conceivable spelling for your surname, and make up a few as well.
Thou shall never use the same year of birth or birthdate. Always vary it, adding on a couple of years here and taking
away a couple
of years there.
Thou shall use the house name and county as your place of birth, and not the village or town.
Thou shall completely disappear without trace for at least 15 years of your life, and suddenly turn up again.
Thou shall use at least 2 versions of your fathers name.
Thou shall not use family members as your witnesses at your wedding.
Thou shall get married somewhere that niether of you live.
Thou shall not have all of your children baptised, and shall not always use the same church.
Thou shall move between counties at least once every 10 years.
Thou shall move hundreds of miles from your home town at least once. Better still would be to move to another country in
Thou shall make life as difficult as possible for your descendents when they decide to research you.
Thou shall use as many of these commandments as is possible during your lifetime, but not all are nessecary.
God bless our ancesters and their quirks! After all, we would not be here without them!