I wonder what our ancestors would think about us poking around in their private lives. Someone living in the 18th century might be taken aback if they knew we were digging through their land and tax records learning how wealthy or poor they were. We might uncover private letters penned in confidence and handwritten notes scrawled in their personal Bible. What about little secrets we find that they thought would never be known. Then again, if my ancestors were anything like me they would have purposely left intriguing clues and then stood back and laughed as we hit brick wall after brick wall.
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