July 16th, 2006


Messy Memorial

I was surprised to learn recently that my father’s great uncle Monroe Bryant (September 8, 1900 — December 3, 1953) is buried in Sacramento, just about 5 miles away from the Bloggcast Center. He was buried on December 17, 1953, in East Lawn Memorial Park in the well-to-do neighborhood of East Sacramento. East Lawn is Sacramento’s oldest and most “prestigious” …Continue reading →

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Lessons Learned

We are on the trail of Velma Mitchell, born 1910 in Rockport Texas. We’ men identified her family of origin and we think we may have found at least two marriages and one child for her. She died in 1998 in Seattle, Washington. When last we met, we were examining records having to do with one of the putative husbands, …Continue reading →

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"There Are No Easy Cases in Genealogy"

We’ve been tracking Velma Mitchell to get a more complete picture of her life. We know she was born in Rockport, Texas, in about 1911. We know her brothers’ names were Pat and J.B. We think we know that she married a man named Steve Marlin Hunt in 1939. We also think we know that she had a daughter named …Continue reading →

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