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Welcome to the team. We're so glad to have you. One good thing abot genealogy is that you never "finish"it. There's always something else to discover.
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Oh, those half-siblings are easy to miss! I have that on my dad's side. I think dad even gets confused about who he's related to and who he isn't related to. I have some documenting to do!!
Welcome to the team and greetings from Minnesota!
What a treasure trove you have uncovered and a wonderful way to start out your genealogy research......with pictures, letters and a family bible!!
I've been doing research since 1964 and just found out my great grandfather had half-siblings. All those people I knew as a kid, I thought were friends of my grandparents - now I realize that I was related to them!!
Keep asking many, many questions!! You'll be amazed at what you will uncover!!!
My day is not complete until needle, thread & fabric meet!!
"In the final recollection, if the essence of my being has caused a smile to have appeared upon your face or a touch of joy within your heart, then in living I have made my work."
~Thomas L. Odem, Jr.
I've been with SparkPeople for 3 years and just found this team! That kind of success is pretty much how my genealogy search has been going. lol!
My interest in genealogy started in 2006 when I finally opened my mother's Welsh Family Bible. The original owner of the bible (mom's Aunt Miriam, the one I was named after) had logged a couple generations of family members with names, birth, marriage and some death dates. When I asked about it, mom brought out a box full of old letters that her uncle had written home during WWI and old pictures. OMG! Hooked! I've even expanded to include my husband's family. Actually I'm finding that having more lines to trace keeps it interesting. When I hit a roadblock, I pick up a different trail and start working there.
We are both second generation Americans with our families coming here between 1880 and 1920. I'm looking forward to getting to know you.