Monday, August 1, 2011

How do you spell Gene*logy?

Do you use an "a" when you spell the "G" word? Martha Grenzeback who is the genealogy librarian at the Omaha Public Library and a 3rd cousin of my wife thinks one should. She was the first one to use her eagle editorial eye to notice that there is a problem with the spine title of my new book:

I'll take responsibility for not catching the unintentional sex change administered to the great-great grandparent on the chart on page 161. I should have caught that when I reviewed the page proofs of the art work. However, I claim no responsibility for the "oops" on the spine title or for the truly beautiful artwork on the cover. The publisher says the book will be reprinted. However, I was born in Missouri, the "Show Me" state and I am a slow learner. Therefore, I'll believe it two weeks after I see the results!

Kidding aside, I have been gratified by some of the early responses. It's too early for the formal reviews; but I was very pleased to see the blog post from the Genealogy Journey: FPLD's Genealogy & Research Blog of the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook, IL. I even was featured in the first paragraph of that same blog the following week. Wow!