Friday, August 13, 2010

Is there a lefty in your family tree?

A post on the ABC News site reminds us that today is International Lefthanders Day. Apparently around 15%  of the population is left-handed.

Genealogists, are you left-handed?  Were your ancestors left-handed? Do you think your natural orientation is to left-handedness but that it was knocked out of you when you were forced to learn to write with your right hand?

Can you identify the lefties in your family tree? Until today I hadn't thought about this but now that it is on my radar one of my tasks for today is to go to my tree and to add a tag to the records of those that I know to be left-handed and that includes two of my offspring.

As @StateRecordsNSW suggests on Twitter  let's give the lefties a hug today.

2 comments:

Elizabeth O'Neal said...

My husband is lefty, as was his maternal grandmother, and one of his sisters. He's hoping our daughter will also be one, but she's showing definite signs of being right-handed.

Amy Coffin, MLIS said...

Lefty here! Several members of my family are, too.

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