I Twitter-ized My Ancestor!

I love sharing stories about my ancestors. I don’t know many genealogists or family historians who do not.

The problem?

Most people do not want to hear an hour long summary of my ancestor. Or a 10 minute summary. Or a 5 minute summary…(think teenagers.)

It seems most family members want a [...]

Cecile’s Scrapbook – Eleventh Installment

Welcome to the ninth installment of Cecile’s Scrapbook – the 1930′s scrapbook of my grandmother Cecile White Howard of Surry County, NC. Missed the earlier posts in this series? Catch up here: first installment, second installment, third installment, fourth installment, fifth installment, sixth installment, seventh installment, eighth installment, ninth installment and tenth installment.

This is [...]

Cecile’s Scrapbook – Installment Seven

C W Scrapbook p13 Postcard 1

Welcome to the seventh installment of Cecile’s Scrapbook – the 1930′s scrapbook of my grandmother Cecile White Howard of Surry County, NC. Missed the earlier posts in this series? Catch up here: first installment, second installment, third installment, fourth installment, fifth installment, and sixth installment.

The next page in Cecile’s scrapbook holds two postcards. The [...]

Cecile’s Scrapbook Fifth Installment

This is the fifth installment in the series Cecile’s Scrapbook, the scrapbook of my grandmother while in her teens.

March 16, 1934 – The Junior-Senior Dinner

This page really speaks for itself. Taped onto the page is this handmade booklet/program for the Junior-Senior dinner that evening. I have kept the pictures large to make it [...]

Cecile’s Scrapbook – Fourth Installment

This is the fourth installment of Cecile’s Scrapbook, the scrapbook of teenager Cecile Clara White.

The page below has quite an assortment of items. I find it interesting that she saved the postmarks from letters. Each is designated with initials to indicate the sender. I’m not sure who the initials stand [...]

Where Did I File That?

I was going to entitle this post ”Gathering the Documents”, but this title seems to work so much better(!).

I have started gathering the documents needed to prove my lineage and join the DAR. I need to prove the birth, marriage and death (if applicable) dates for each generation back to James Harward. That shouldn’t [...]

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