My friend Eve has been talking about doing her family tree on Ancestry.com and it got me thinking about how my great-grandfather had worked hard on our geneaology while he was alive. He even took the time to write a couple of the stories into, well, story form.
I got it into my head to look for those stories and the family tree that I remember and playing around with them on Ancestry.com myself.
First, here is the closet where my Mom keeps all the family papers, pics, etc. that haven't been digitized yet:
|It's usually a little neater, but I'd already been digging around when I decided to take the pic.|
Scanning all that stuff is one of those projects she does in her practically non-existent free time.
I found the stories:
|I also found the files of crossword puzzles my Opa created and the speech that was read at his funeral in place of a eulogy - he wrote that too.|
But I also found these:
These are the baptismal and confirmation certificates for my maternal great grandfather and great grandmother. Filled out in German, though they were both born and raised in Ohio, and the churches were in Ohio too.
How gorgeous are these?
How awesome is it that we have these?