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Susan Bowman (#47065755)
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Beatitudes of a Family Genealogist

Blessed are the great-grandmothers, who hoarded newspaper clippings and old letters, For they tell the story of their time.

Blessed are all grandfathers who filed every legal document, For this provides proof.

Blessed are grandmothers who preserved family Bibles and diaries, For this is our heritage.

Blessed are fathers who elect officials that answer letters of inquiry, For--some--they are the only link to the past.

Blessed are mothers who relate family traditions and legends to the family, For one of her children will surely remember.

Blessed are the relatives who fill in family sheets with extra data, For them we owe the family history.

Blessed is any family whose members strive for the preservation of records, For theirs is a labour of love.

Blessed are the children who will never say, "Grandma, you have told that old story twice today."

Source: Prairieland Pioneer, Prairieland Genealogical Society, Southwest Historical Center Room 141, Southwest State Univ. Marshall, MN 56258 Summer 1995 Edition; St Louis Genealogy Society; SWNGS Ancestors Unlimited; Duluth Gen. Soc. Branching Out; Ottertail County Gen. Soc.

I have a hope beyond the grave that someone on earth might remember me.
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Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johnson
I love your "beatitudes" -- who can't relate??
Added by Bobbi Keefe Rollins Johns... on Apr 13, 2017 5:37 AM
Marnicia Coffey
Alexander Coffey
Alexander Bradford Coffey's mother was Mary Bradford (Abt 1809-Abt 1893)
Added by Marnicia Coffey on Apr 09, 2017 4:37 PM
RE: Blew
No problem, hope I had it right?, and hope it explained the connection. I always try to put the connection when I leave a flower.

Rob (YankeeGraver)
Added by YankeeGraver on Jan 18, 2017 3:23 PM
Harriet Frances Abney
Hello Susan,

Dora Mae Jackson was my great aunt. Her father was Luther McKinley Jackson + (Mary Jane Rogers). Luther's father was William Samuel Jackson + (Dora Ann Abney). William's father was Samuel Jackson who married a Luvenia Jane Abney who was a sister to Harriet Frances Abney. I guess their parents were John Abney and Matilda McCarthy that's the way I have it in Ancestry, hence sister-in-law of 1st great aunt to my grandfather (Linville Thomas Blew). Dora Mae Jackson married my grandfather's brother Homer George Blew. Hope this explains it.

Rob (YankeeGraver)
Added by YankeeGraver on Jan 17, 2017 3:39 PM
Kim Sorden
Memorial # 142319477
Hi Susan,

Memorial # 142319477, Mary Matilda "Mollie" Guthrie Bolles, is my great-grandma. I noticed you posted a flower that says "Rest in peace cousin". If you and my great-grandma are cousins, then that would make us cousins, very distant cousins. I'm curious how you are related to her. I asked my dad if he knew who you were, but he wasn't sure. He said the Bowman last name sounded familiar. Mollie was my Dad's grandma, and his mom's mom.

Looking forward to your response.

Added by Kim Sorden on Sep 09, 2016 9:11 AM
Sue Hale Sheppard
Betty Fisher #88462885
Thank you for your vote of confidence to accept the edits for the memorial of Betty Fisher #88462885

And thanks for sharing the Beatitudes of a Family Genealogist; it is GREAT!

I would be pleased if you would go to my Bio and visit my parents' memorials by clicking on their links.
Added by Sue Hale Sheppard on Jul 05, 2016 1:30 PM
Valerie Brandt
I've been fascinated by the materials and photos you have gathered. I am the granddaughter of Alma Mary Lueckenbach, sister of Herman, and would love to exchange any info. I also have all of my grandma's photos...
Cousin Valerie
Added by Valerie Brandt on May 06, 2016 4:58 PM
Poem - Beatitudes of a Family Genealogist
Thank you for posting this poem on your profile! Today as I read it, I thought, "How true!" How many times have I silently thanked that relative from the past tuck away a shoebox of old obits, scraps of newspapers, and even scribbled notes almost unreadable. That one little bit of paper has made the difference in finding a long-lost uncle or aunt or some wondering soul in my family history. May I include it (with credit to you and the genealogy society) in my family history narrative journal?
Added by TNGirls on May 02, 2016 1:56 PM
Michael W. Johnson
Eliza Moser Bowman, #32787254
Thank you for the transfer of Lunda Moser. Would you also please transfer Eliza Moser Bowman, #32787254, to me. She was my great, great, great-grandmother through her daughter, Myra Ellen Bowman Starnes.

Thank you for your consideration of this transfer.
Added by Michael W. Johnson on May 01, 2016 6:32 PM
Michael W. Johnson
Lunda Moser, #83060149
Would you please transfer management of Lunda Mosers memorial to me. She was my great, great, great-grandmother's niece and she was well known to my family and remembered by my grandmother.

Thank you for considering my request.
Added by Michael W. Johnson on May 01, 2016 11:28 AM
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