Dead ends. Literally

So I’ve hit a few dead ends on my “little” project, but I’m actually happy about that.  It’s forcing me to finish up some loose ends with the newer generations, add pictures, etc.  Lots of great research going on.

Is it weird that I’ve taken a liking to reading obituaries?

There are a lot of great resources (that I have found so far) that are free.  However, it seems as though every time I find something I really need as a fact citation, it has a “subscription” fee attached to it.  Every nickel and dime….

I’m getting a good amount of family oral (read: unpublished) history as well from various sources, especially about one of my great grandfathers.  It seems he was a real bastard to his wife and kids.  He was a very abusive man, both mentally and physically.  He liked the booze too.  Liked it so much, he named 2 of his sons Phillip A., and was prone to spelling his first name 5 different ways, all documented.

Well, as “they” say, you can’t choose your family.  HA!

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