New on Medium – Both Maeflowers and GenTales Have Something of Interest

New in GenTales is a discussion about hoarding history. The value is not in hiding sentimental keepsakes away, it’s in the glimpse they offer of the past.

New in Maeflowers is a short review of the causes of Aicardi syndrome, a rare genetic disorder in which the brain does not fully develop. The exact mechanism that causes it is still unclear, but the theories are leading somewhere. Read about them here.

Read now – A Beginner’s Guide to Given Family Names

New in GenTales on Medium – Surnames Vary by Region

There are many factors to consider when attempting to follow a lineage via surname. There are also many types of surnames depending on which region you’re working in.

When tracing surnames, it may be a simple process of following the name through the generations. But if you hit a wall, consider where and who you’re investigating, as it may require a bit of detective work to uncover a name change either between generations or for the person of interest themself.