Washington Post: Meet the Kovids. These people share the same name as the covid-19 pandemic.

Washington Post: Meet the Kovids. These people share the same name as the covid-19 pandemic.. “The pandemic has fundamentally changed the lives of the people who share the Sanskrit name of Kovid. And many of the Kovids are tired of the jokes. Several have even bonded over social media, forming a loose network to discuss and complain about their shared experiences of being mocked for a name that means ‘scholar or learned person’ — and is referenced in Vedic literature, including within a Hindu prayer dedicated to Lord Hanuman — yet takes on a whole new meaning in the covid pandemic.”

California Genealogical Society: Indexing Champions Expand our California Surname Index

California Genealogical Society: Indexing Champions Expand our California Surname Index. “Are you searching for publications that may have your ancestors’ surnames and information about the family? Well, the CGS California Surname Index may help in your search. Even if you’ve used the Index in the past, we greatly expanded this database in the past year, thanks to our generous volunteers. During the Covid closures, our current group of volunteers more than doubled the number of entries in the database – we’ve added so many new entries that printing out the list would require about 2,000 pages! That’s a lot of Californians. So give it a try and see what you find.”