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When I was little, there were no photographs of my father’s relatives in our house. My mother’s “side” was the only one that existed. 1,326 more words

Personal History

Family Mysteries: Aubrey M [Clark] Fowlkes

My great grandfather, Aubrey M Fowlkes is a big family mystery and my earliest brick wall.  Once I solve his mystery, I will have my first four generations documented and verified. 242 more words

Dyer County Genealogy

I Got Nothing

I started out this morning, planning to spend at least part of the day writing. I got sidetracked. This is o.k. I’ve been working on a book. 507 more words


How my genealogy journey began - Part Three ("The Summer of Libraries and Cemeteries")

When I look back, I can sum up the summer of 2011 with a statement I made to mom one day, “I swear, I’ve been to more libraries and more graveyards in the past two months than in the past 50 years put together!” 920 more words


How my genealogy journey began - Part Two (Lost Boys)

As I noted in my last post, our impromptu trip to Loysville left us with more questions than answers. Mom tried to contact someone at the… 743 more words


How my genealogy journey began - Part One (Father's Day)

Yesterday this cranky little gal celebrated her 81st birthday.  She’s my mom, and I can’t help but laugh every time I see this photo.

But for a spontaneous decision on a lazy Friday afternoon in Hershey, Pa., I would not know that this photo exists, and I’d certainly never have it in my possession, ready to whip out at a moment’s notice to tease my beloved mom. 983 more words