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Today’s Follow Friday is a Web site called Behind the that provides insight into the first names in your family tree. They have a search interface for a database that ranks the popularity of given names for the past 100+ years for a host of countries, including the United States, Great Britain, Norway, Belgium, Hungary, Sweden, and Spain.

This site is a lot of fun – even if your tree is littered with dozens of George and Mary and Anna and Lars given names like mine is.


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  1. TCasteel 29 October 2010 at 9:07 AM

    I love finding original soarces and meanings of names. I finding it very interesting.

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