Linda West Hume
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I volunteer for the Thayer County Historical Society, in Nebraska. At the present, we are attempting to put all burials of Thayer County on our computer, so families looking for their ancestors will have an easier time finding what cemetery they are buried in. We have access to some old newspapers for the obituaries, but it takes lots of time to go thru them, take copies of the obits and file them. I have found the information on the cemetery stones, and the obituaries are sometimes wrong.
I try to get the information on Find A Grave correct while putting it in, but if you find an error, please let me know.
I saw this poem and think it says it all:
AM I REALLY ME?
I started out calmly, tracing my tree
To find, if I could, the makings of me.
And all that I had was great-grandfather's name,
Not knowing his wife's nor from whence they both came.
I chased him across a long line of states,
And came up with pages and pages of dates.
When all put together, it made me forlorn,
Proved poor great-grandpa had never been born.
One day I was sure the truth I had found.
Determined to turn this whole thing upside down,
I looked up the record of one uncle John,
Then found the old man was younger than his son.
But then, when my hopes were growing quite dim,
I came across records that must have been him.
The facts I collected---they made me quite sad.
Dear old great-grandfather was never a dad.
I think someone surely is pulling my leg,
I'm not at all sure I'm not hatched from an egg.
After hundreds of dollars I've spent on my tree,
I can't help but wonder if I'm really me.
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