Barry's Relatively Speaking: New Kind Of Family Tree

Posted on Sep 23, 2012

Barry's Relatively Speaking shares the personal experiences and stories of genealogists found in the Everton Genealogical Helper Magazine collection on MyGenShare.com. Nora shares the following experience.

The Frisbie - Frisbee Family of America has a new kind of family tree.

An evergreen sapling has been planted in American Bicentennial Park in Israel in honor of the family by Ted Blakney, husband of Ruby Frisby Blakney of Apache Junction, Arizona.

The park was established during America's Bicentennial Year by the Jewish National Fund and is being administered by Keren Kaymeth L'lsrael of Jerusalem. It is located near Beit Shemesh, fifteen miles southwest of Jerusalem, in a thousand-acre tract of uncultivable land. Already one million saplings have been planted, and the park is being developed into a recreational area, with camp sites and hiking trails.

The Frisbie - Frisbee Family goes back to the original Edward Frisbie, who settled in Branford, Connecticut, in 1644. It is greatly honored to be remembered by this living and practical memorial.

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