Happy Monday! I hope you all are enjoying the beautiful SPRING!
Well, the NEW things I want to share this week are some very random things I learned recently at a genealogy conference I attended. So…in genealogy, we strive to find birth dates, marriage dates, death dates etc…and any additional historical information about marriage customs might just help us do that. I didn’t previously know what ‘Bundling’ was. However, now that I know, it probably won’t help me break through any genealogical brick walls, but I have to say it is interesting!
I also learned of the history of the Italian infant abandonment system and its name-assignment practices. (Terrific article HERE) I found it so sad that unwed mothers could anonymously abandon their babies in a rotating wheel that was on an outside wall of a hospital! Wow.
That’s it for that random stuff. Have a great day! Do or learn something NEW!