C White

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Please be kind to one another.

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We recently discovered that my dad’s middle name was chosen to honor Rev J H H Ellis, who officiated at the wedding of Grandmother and Granddad White in 1899. Since then I have been researching Rev Ellis’s family, many of whom were Texas pioneers who played an important part in the life of the Republic of Texas and its transition into becoming a State. Rev Ellis’s uncle John Littleton Ellis was a friend of Sam Houston and served as his Indian Agent for many years.
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NOW is the time to ask YOUR Great Aunt Lizzie about HER mama and dad. I often wish I had asked more questions as a child.
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To get started in genealogy, begin by recording, at least privately, the experiences and memories of your immediate family. Write them down. Tell them to your grandkids. Slip a copy into the family Bible or other safe place. Also, label those family photos! Then, work your way back through the generations and, as the secrets of the past are revealed, remember to focus on the courage, compassion, and hard work of our ancestors. Highlight the good stuff, honor the struggles, and look for the lessons to be learned.
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Good luck in your search. Feel free to contact me at CarolynWDavis@yahoo.com, just remember to put FindAGrave in the subject line.
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One more thing: Photograph all those old records and share them digitally, but also hang on to the hard copies and preserve them in an acid-free environment.

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