Assuming There are Pastors in the Pasture

pastoraldirectories

“Pastoral Directories” means livestock owners.

I saw the database title onĀ  Ancestry.com titled “Pastoral Directories” and immediately searched for a relative who was an Australian minister. He was not located.

And that’s because this directory was of livestock owners–not ministers.

Always learn about a new database before searching it.

And always keep your assumptions in check. Things might not mean what you think they do.