from Sherry Irvine, CG, FSA Scot
I have mentioned in the past keeping the lid on the list of favorites stored in your browser. (SeeÂ the article onlineÂ for more on this.) I try to live by this advice too.
That means when I happen on something online of passing interest I grab a scrap of paper, make a note, and pop this in a large envelope I call â€œWebsite Notes.â€ From time to time it is fun to dip into this grab bag and pull out a few slips. Sometimes links are broken, and some sites I wonder why I made the note, but others are real gems.
Here is one of the gems: The note was about the â€œSilly Names Listâ€ and told me I found it in “What’s New” section of the Cornwall County Council website. I had made a mistake by not dating this note. When was â€œnewâ€ actually new?
The Silly Names List had disappeared from â€œWhat’s Newâ€ so I used the “search this site” box and found it at the Cornwall Record Office page.Â It is a great collection of unusual names, which should not only make you smile, but make you think about pitfalls with names. If the name is just about unbelievable to begin with, think how you or anyone else could go wrong.
Don’t go away just yet though. Do what I did and click on the box on the right called â€œInternal Links, Heritage and History.â€ Youâ€™ll find great resource material for anyone searching for Cornish roots. I hope you enjoy this.
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