Ancestral Tree

We have made a four day stop in Neosho, Missouri, the county seat for Newton County, MO, the county where my mother was born in 1913. We went to the court house and immediately found the marriage license for her parents, William Madison Cook and Della Williams for July 12, 1910. What a rush to see the actual recording document that was hand entered in 1910.

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It’s a Different World

This week we are camped within a mile of my maternal Grandparents’ home in rural Stevens County Washington. Stevens County is tucked in the far north eastern corner of Washington State. It is rugged, mountainous and very rural. We are camped in a primitive campground on the Little Pend Oreille National Wildlife Refuge. We have a fire ring and a vault toilet at our disposal.

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Solving Puzzles:

One of the challenges that I took up several years ago was studying the genealogy of my family. The combined ancestor trees of Judy and I sprawl out in four directions. Read More »