Category: Family Writing

Celebrating The Allen Gazette, 100 years old!

I was researching this weekend and when I came upon my original copy of The Allen Gazette, I noted the date, 1917. It is 100 years old! This was written by my Great, Great, Great Grandparents and for my Grandchildren, it’s 5 Greats. I have one original copy that my Grandmother saved for me. I am excited. My copy is…

Writing the book

Finally I am formatting the book I hope to write. Although I will provide documentation, I will abandon the well known version of formatted genealogy with lineages and dates. I intend on taking my gathered facts and research and instead write them out narratively. Instead of sharing my enthusiasm, I have watched non-researchers stare blankly at gathered lineages. I have…

Baileys

Today I thought to do another round of paper diving within the Parker Family Bible published 1849. There are dozens of letters, newspaper clippings, and notes. My scanner is sooo achingly slow, it really removes the enthusiasm of scanning anything. But the responsibility of acquiring family papers is in their preservation. Family history, if you have never done it, is…

Ancestors Trails

I run into a lot of people while researching. I hear lots of stories of people and their travels while searching for their roots. I, myself, have lots of grandparents found. I have hundreds of relatives on my charts. Except for a few Germans and a Spaniard, everyone else comes from England. I have not had reason to experience the…

A Day’s Fishing

This is a school paper written by Inez Allen Kohler in 1904.I have typed it as written and will later figure out how old she was an what grade this was. Enjoy! Inez V. Allen Sept 26, 1904 English 3a   One Day when we were at the beach my father woke us up with, “Get up, girls, if you…

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