Wednesday, December 28, 2011

A 'Bill of Divorcement'

I'm certain I've apologized too many times for the months-long gaps in postings on this blog. Suffice to say it's been a challenging year, the genealogy and family history hasn't been at the top of my priority list, and I'm looking forward to 2012 being a space of time to get back into it.

That said, I just received from Sue Adams a transcription of Soren P. Guhl's "bill of divorcement" -- I love the formal sound of that -- from "Kerstine B.M. Guhl" in 1864. Kerstine was Soren's first wife; our line back to him goes through Mariane Madsen, a plural wife. Anyway, I've had the image of the document posted on the website for some time, but Sue has actually figured out what all the scribblings are. Click here to read it.

Thanks to Sue for this information. Every little bit helps to color in the blank spots about our ancestors' lives.