Happy St. Valentine’s Day

Happy St. Valentine’s Day to my sweetie, the one who’s always up for a research trip, who tromps through cemeteries for me and my FindaGrave cohorts, who reads microfilm and runs a copier like a pro. You’re the best genealogical spouse ever. And he’s even got a fascinating family. You’re the best – mwah!

And for readers who love research (i.e., everyone), here’s some information on the First Valentine and Some English Genealogy. The BBC reports: “The first reference to ‘Valentine’ has been found within a 500-year-old love letter, where the 17-year-old Margery Brews pleads with her betrothed, John Paston, to marry her (despite her parents’ refusal to increase her dowry).” The letter is part of a British Library exhibition on the evolution of the English language.

Happy St. Valentine’s Day to all my readers.



About the Author:

Nancy Loe has an MA in American History and an MLS in Library Science and Archives. She has appeared on PBS’s American Experience, at Rootstech, SCGS Jamboree, and state and regional genealogy conferences. Her website was featured in Family Tree Magazine's “Social Media Mavericks: 40 to Follow.”

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