The Family History Stash is Here!
Look at this, look at this!! I’m a wee bit giddy over here over this stack of papers. You can’t tell but it is about 3 inches thick + extras.
The REASON I’m so excited about it is because I’m been waiting for it for quite awhile.
This is the stack of family history put together by my Great-grandma Dicy Leithead and others. It has meandered a bit and now it is back to me!
Which means I am going to copy documents, pictures, and look through 3 inches worth of family group records to bring it all to you.
I am so happy for the internet that makes much family history research so easy. But I am beyond grateful for the time that was put into painstakingly writing to relatives, searching records, and gathering this stack.
I have Family Group Sheets put together by Margaret Isabel Sutherland Cogdill. LOTS. She was a busy bee.
And plenty of handwritten notes showing the effort put in. Like this one from a family story that eventually made it into Laird’s book Wyoming Echoes.
And this note given at the tail end of some other handwritten notes about the family written on the back of a family group sheet.
I haven’t time to write much if I am going to get this in the mail this evening. I hope you get these before the deadline they set up here (Apr. 30).
Check these over. You will find some differences from the originals. I corrected the most obvious mistakes – for instance Worland was written down as Big Horn Co. Maybe it was at one time but not when your Dad passed away.
Excuse brevity and this stationary. I started scribbling on it and for lack of time I didn’t recopy. This XX!6!! phone drives me nuts when I want to get something done.
We are getting along O.K. Weather is pretty good and we are getting some of our work done as time goes by. We hope this finds you well and able to cope with all your work and problems.
Thanks to all the family that has collected these gems that can now be shared with the family through the click of a button.