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Response to llmart (Reply #73)

Mon Apr 29, 2019, 10:08 PM

93. Oh, yes.

I've done that dor many decades. Lately, my oldest son has taken over. On both sides of my extended family, there have been one or two people who take on that responsibilty. When I was my son's age, my grandfather's cousin got a hold of me. (My grandfather was born in Ireland in 1874.) My "cousin's" mother had been the family historian on both sides of the Atlantic. He passed on her bible from Ireland, which contained information that was thought lost when the church in their little community burned. Lots of photos, too, including a large number of tin-types. With my son's computer skills (I have none), we have been able to share them with a large group of relatives.

Thanks to the work of others before me, my son and I can trace both my maternal and paternal sides way, way back. There were some characters.

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