|John Baxter Black II in 2007
|John's two volume book:
A History of
The Family of Frank Blymyer Black
|Jessie Baxter Black in 1929
My great-grandmother's sister
and John Black's first inspiration
for documenting family history
|A small sample of family
documents in my collection
that I have yet to review
- Family trees and charts
- Birth, marriage and death certificates along with diplomas and other original life event documents
- Letters written to and from family members
- Journals of trips taken
- Family history books
- Wills, trust documents and other legal papers
- Papers and articles saved through the years
- Memorabilia, miscellaneous items that were precious to family members, and other items of interest
- Photographs, photographs and more photographs!
|Lewis Sturtevant Woodruff Jr
Patricia Mary Cassils Bunting
at the time of their wedding
I once came in contact with a fascinating man named Addison Merrick in Vermont, a descendant of one of my great-great grandfather’s sisters. I contacted him because he had photos of that generation that I hoped to copy. Then, in the course of our correspondence, he told me that he had attended my grandparents’ wedding as a young boy. He was able to share his young impressions with me, adding a perspective of that event I’d never before heard. You never know who will have the next story to help you bring your ancestors to life.
|A sample of the pedigree chart I adapted from multiple charts I've tried.
These charts are the basis for all of my genealogy documentation.