Stories / Tips and Tricks

Allard = Pork?

While conducting research on our Allard family line, I have found that there have bee many transpositions of the name.  These include: Alard, Alare, Alart, and Halare.  But Pork?  I highly questioned this.  Taken literally, the translation of Lard in French means pork, but who would be so literal? I found this information when I … Continue reading »


A Scotsman…or no?

An older couple stopped in to our Library one night when my father, Paul, one of our founding members, and his wife, Jan, one of our expert librarians, were working.  The wife was very enthusiastic about her search, excited about each new nugget of information.  But her husband was less than enthused: we was bored … Continue reading »