Monthly Archives: December 2010

Family stories illuminate real events

The family tapes I am preparing to be digitized continue to yield unexpected treasures. I have several from visits between my mother and two of her aunts, who share wonderful details of their own lives and memories of the family … Continue reading

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Wordless Wednesday – My great grandfather

My great grandfather looks like a young man with prospects in this picture. Sadly, he died at age 35 in a Warwickshire workhouse, leaving his young widow with six children under the age of 10.

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Tombstone Tuesday – Uncle George

This headstone may or may not be that of my great uncle and his widow. It has some suggestive connections, but I need to track down real evidence, and put to rest our long hunt for lost Uncle George. The … Continue reading

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Voices of the dead and gone

Voices are so evocative. In a way, they tell us more than pictures. I’ve been listening to audio tapes from family events to organize them for digitizing (a great pastime while the blizzard blows outside). Many are interviews with my Aunt … Continue reading

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