Thursday, May 13, 2010

Finally Found My Great Great Grandmother's Final Resting Place.

My Great Great Grandmother Emma Bates Cunningham born 1869 and died in 1911. She died in Bangor, Maine cause of death unknown. Her final resting place is in the Patten Cemetery in an unmarked grave. In an unmarked grave for now that is. I will see that she gets the proper recognition. So glad that I have finally found her.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

How I became interested in genealogy.

I first started researching as a teenager. I had a medical condition that I was told it was hereditary. It was then that I began to ask my parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles and all that I could contact. Not a single one had it. Then I said I need to seek the death certificates of my loved ones for medical conditions and that was where I finally located what I was looking for as my great grandfather had the same condition. I was too intrigied to stop there and now 18 years later I'm still searching on a daily basis. It is such an adventure and so rewarding.

Family Photos

Here are some photos of my dear loved ones in the Crystal, Patten, Sherman, Benedicta area.

Family Gathering 2010

Mother's Day is a very special time and I always enjoy being with the family. I was visiting my mom and grandparents. I had been visiting with my family all morning when I went into the living room. I was looking at old military of my grandfather and his brothers as 4 of the 5 boys were serving in WWII at the same time. One of his brother he didn't know where he was and my grandfather got delayed to his next destination and he met his brother Frank on the boat on the English Chanel. Frank who I knew they met up there I didn't know that he was one of the guards for the Nuremberg Trial. Frank died a few years later.