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You're going to laugh but I just realized that doing Wordle is a lot like doing genealogy.
You're given clues and parameters, and you have to make everything fit in the correct right slot given what you know is right and wrong.
@ReclaimTheRecs Doing genealogy in Texas means sometimes trying to decypher the handwriting of German Catholic priests trying to write in Spanish on old government forms. 🤔🤔
It takes a village. That's what being a historian of slavery and doing recovery work is like. Now, imagine what researching the hundreds of thousands of other less well documented, or not documented at all, sales and separations of enslaved people might be like.
More than 70 years later, Rev. Peter Fossett, who'd been forcibly sold from his family at age 11, reflected in a newspaper how he was "put upon an auction block and sold to strangers." It is the only firsthand printed account of the sale from a Black person's perspective.2
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wordle for genealogy: trying to figure out plausible combinations of letters in the semi-illegible handwriting of census takers, tax collectors, and ship manifests