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Re: Obediah Light
Posted by: Paulette Jones (ID *****5557) Date: December 11, 2010 at 08:08:25
In Reply to: Re: Obediah Light by Connie Repass of 2090

You are very welcome. Always glad to help if I can. I started doing this about 35 yrs ago and it was hard going then. I've learned a lot but the most important thing to learn is to never give up, always keep looking & digging. If the brick wall you hit is too thick, give that ancestor a rest and try another one!!! History in books is boring, it's the people and their stories that brings history to life. My brother-in-law had relatives at Salem during the witch trials, my mother's family still has a castle in Ireland (run by the Ntl Historic thingie over there), my brother-in-law had a real honest to goodness cowboy that did the cattle drives to Kansas that knew Goodnight & Loving. We also are associated with royalty in Wales, England, Ireland and Scotland. We have Rev War vets, Civil War vets, Vietnam vets and everything in between. One of my great great grandfather's grandsons was in the Bataan Death March. We also have our share of bad things (i.e., horse thief, husband that left wife with a dozen kids to raise back in 1830's and went off and started another family and had another dozen, orphans, tragic deaths, and others). This is all a part of history and makes it come to life and serves it purpose by creating us. Happy hunting and don't get discouraged!


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