26 June 2012

Hatfields and McCoys -- Were Your Ancestors Ever Involved in a Feud?


Hatfield Clan in 1897


A few weeks ago, the History Channel televised its miniseries, Hatfields & McCoys which has sparked some interest in the genealogy of those families and in the area where the “action” took place as well as a “planned” tv show where living descendants can participate in a reality show.

Along the lines of “notable family feuds,” I came across this Top 10 list published by Time and another one on TopTenz.net

Besides being a "colorful" bit of history, one may find that there many court cases, newspaper columns and other type documents were generated by any feud and that can only help us as genealogists!

Is there a documented “feud” that involved your family?  If so, please share with us!




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