Tuesday, March 28, 2006


It's a toss-up which of James Pylant's titles I prefer: "The Case of the Axe-Wielding Grandma" or "Weaselhead, Devil and Drunkard: Surnames Originating As Insults." Both are featured at GenealogyMagazine.com—a website founded in 2004 as the electronic successor to American Genealogy Magazine. The site has articles by Pylant and others, biographies, photographs, and an eclectic collection of databases free to browse. Limited record searches in Missouri, Tennessee, and Texas may be requested for a fee. Don't miss the articles gathered in the section called Research Tips—unless you already know what "pleading the belly" means.