Notes from the past…

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A Variation on Family History

I haven’t been doing much in traditional genealogy the past few days. I’m continuing to cite my sources for the Stephens-McCullough family. Not much done on that, though. I did complete a project for my grandmother.
My grandmother is soon to be 90 years old. She lives in a nursing home and has decorated the wall next to her bed with oodles of family photos. When I visited her a couple of weeks ago, she wanted a picture of her old high school to add to her collection. So my brother and I have been looking everywhere. She graduated from Central High School in Ft Worth in 1933, so we didn’t know if the building even still existed! I finally found a small photo in a book of old Ft Worth post cards that I found at Border’s Books. I bought the book and scanned the photo, then hunted around the Internet to find some green (her favorite color!) graphics. I found a nice plaid, then opened up my Paint Shop Pro and created a collage of the school photo, my grandmother’s graduation photo, and her graduation announcement. It turned out really well, so I got a frame at Walmart and was off to visit Nanny. She was thrilled, and now has one more photo for her “wall of memories”!

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Sallie' s Other Family

I’ve gotten a lot of work done this evening on James’ family. I found some info yesterday of his step-grandmother, Sallie McCullough. The info indicated that Sallie had been married before she married James’ grandfather. So, I called James this evening and dug a little deeper about Sallie. Then, using the names James gave me, I found her missing 1930 census. She was with her first husband and their 3 kids. James gave me some more names, and I was able to find info on the names and tie them to Sallie to verify that I had the right person and the right family. Her first husband died and Sallie later married James’ grandfather, Tom McCullough.