Monthly Archives: October 2013

When it can be sad to update a family tree

A Tyrrell died this October. One of my dad’s cousins. Usually adding information to a family tree or database is a happy event. A new baby, a new spouse or partner, even the end of a marriage or partnership can … Continue reading

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Elbert C. Keith

Elbert Keith, who married Alice Perry (daughter of James Perry). Alice was possibly the twin sister of Allen Perry, my great-great-grandfather. Alice and Elbert moved from Sterling Center, Minnesota to Lake County, Dakota Territory in the 1880s, then back to … Continue reading

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William H. Nelings, post-Civil War Iowa

William H. Nelings after the war: History of Clayton County

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Belgian Army in San Francisco

I have been asked by a Belgian researcher to look up information about some photographs taken in 1918 when hundreds of Belgian and Italians soldiers arrived in San Francisco fromĀ  Russia. I have details in the photo, such as a … Continue reading

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Alexander Wallace Perry

A photo from a collection my dad got from his sister. I love this photo. Alex, on the chair, looks like my grandpa George. There is humor in the photo which suggests that getting a photo taken was familiar enough … Continue reading

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Minnie Perry, Girard Kansas

Minnie Perry, one of James and Jessie Perry’s daughters, born in Kansas.

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Jennie (Elwell) Perry, Girard Kansas

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