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An award from NGS

There is no doubt as to who wins The Legal Genealogist‘s “all-time favorite ancestor” award.

It’s my rascal second great grandfather George Washington Cottrell.

A scoundrel who had some fairly significant disagreements with the law — let’s see here… indicted for bigamy, adultery, gaming, assault and battery and… oh yeah… murder — and some fairly significant problems with telling the truth, George has been a delight to chase through the records.

Frustrating, but fun.

And now I have one more reason to keep George at the top of the leader board.

From last night’s National Genealogical Society awards:

NGS award

Thanks, George.

Now do you think you might give me a hint as to who your parents were?????

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