The dog days of summer arrived early here in Ohio—thermostats were already topping 100 degrees by late June. My husband has another name for these sweltering summer temperatures. “It’s stupid hot,” he says.
Allison’s top three tips from this issue
- Use deeds to distinguish your ancestor from others with the same name who lived in the same community.
- Jog elder relatives’ memories about your clan—including genealogical details—by touring former family residences.
- Avoid stapling, gluing or hole-punching your genealogical materials—you might accidentally obscure information.