Priests and genealogists

There are two groups of people who are pretty unshockable after decades in the field — priests and genealogists.

Another genealogist sent information this morn about a child born when the mother was 44.  She said, “Change-of-life baby.”  

I said, “Maybe.  Or maybe an illegimate grandchild being passed off as a child.”  

That’s harder to do these days, but it was not unheard of in earlier years.  But these days, a momma can still pass off one man’s baby as another man’s child, if she’s lucky enough to have everyone avoid DNA testing. 🙂

But priests and genealogists have heard it all before.