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What's in a name?

Long time, no write!  

As the year draws to a close, I have been thinking a lot about the discoveries I have made during the course of the year and the brick walls I have been able to poke some holes in.  
Work and real life have gotten in the way and I haven't been able to write very much over this year, but I have been making some progress in my research.  
I was spending some of my research time today thinking about where I need and want to go from here.  Is 2017 the year of my do-over?  I have been reading about different ways of recording and organizing my information.I learned a lot reading and rereading Kerry Scott's book How to Use Evernote for Genealogy.It is revolutionizing my organizing! 

I have been reviewing notes and research, sorting through filled notebooks in the hope of creating a  game plan for next year and I was pleased and surprised by the amount of surnames I now consider mine. I counted 45!  
45 names! I want to learn the origin of these last names, I want t…