Every year young children write wishful letters to Santa Claus. Sending Santa their wishes in hopes of obtaining their hearts desire – and avoiding a stocking full of coal!
Well, genealogists write letters to Santa Clause, too. Well, Genea-Santa.
I found my Dear Genea-Santa post from December 2009. I made my requests and quite honestly forgot about my “letter” to old Santa. Turns out, Genea-Santa was very good to me.
- I’d like proof of where William Harward (Howard/Harwood) come from prior to buying land in Wake County, NC in 1767. I’d settle for just a clue if that’s all you can find. I have enough evidence to build a good proof argument that William Howard/Harward came from King and Queen County, VA.
- I’d like a birth record stating the parents of William Henry Haley (of Halifax County, VA). Just a reminder, William was born in 1861. His marriage record states his parents were SC Haley and Margaret. If it’s not too much trouble, could you throw in the identity and parents of SC Haley? Just as a stocking stuffer? William Haley’s parents have been positively identified as Stephen Caswell Haley and Mary Ann Tribble. Stephen Caswell Haley’s parents have been identified as Jesse R Haley and Temperance Owen.
- I’d like the identity of my stash of “unknowns” among my photographs. I believe they are all from Halifax and Pittsylvania Counties in Virginia. That should narrow it down a least a little. A number of my unknown photographs have been identified! Others have been sorted into family groups.
- Genea Santa, if this is too much, could I just have a time machine? I can save you the research (I know you are very busy this time of year!) and zip back through time and check with my ancestors directly. I’m still waiting for that time machine…..