The Name IS the Game: Onomatology and the Genealogist
Names, like people, have lives of their own, which is why Lloyd Bockstruck’s new book about the serendipity and lifeÔÇÖs choices that can alter our family names is must-reading for every researcher. Mr. Bockstruck, one of America’s foremost genealogists and the former genealogy librarian at the Dallas Public Library, has distilled the wisdom of a lifetime about the vagaries of names into this work. Eminently readable, “The Name IS the Game” is a collection of illustrations and cautionary tales that can help family historians surmount the obstacles or avert the pitfalls associated with naming practices throughout the centuries.
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