One of the Furlong relatives in Africa, is doing family research.
I like that.
It’s sad to think we simply forget. Researching family history can be a long, hard task.
Especially when one has silly ancestors!
I wasted loads of time trying to research my grandfather’s past. He grew up in Somerset. His parents named one boy Harry and the other son, Harold. And they both fought in the British army when they grew up – sometimes in the same regiment. What confusion! Did they not consider their descendents at all?
In our Furlong family, which has now grown with sons in law and many grandchildren, we’ve got name duplications galore. So one Claire is called “Frankie” the other is called “Claire V” and another just “Claire”. There are two Catherines both spelled the same way and both with the same surname! There is “David”, “Davey” and now a new David is entering the extended family!
Not sure what we are going to call him.
It’s getting to be a real muddle.