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Sunday, September 11th, 2016

There is a story, apparently first told about 1800, that kippers could be used to throw hounds off the scent. Kippers are a sort of preserved herring. The preservation process can turn the fish reddish. An idiom was born. In genealogy we often deal with things we think of as facts. Often the fact is […]