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.┬áI’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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