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Barry's Relatively Speaking: "Hung By His Tail ?"

Posted on Dec 26, 2012

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

When I started my family search, I was just as excited as everyone is when I found a new bit of information. I seemed to be the only one interested in searching our history until I saw the results at the annual family reunion. I hardly had time to eat my potluck dinner what with all the questions from the some 100 family members there. This made it all worthwhile and made me want to dig even deeper.

When I mentioned to my Pastor that I was working on my history and that I had found lots of exciting things, he made the comment that "You can dig into my family history and may find that someone was hung by their neck, but you will never find one that was hung by his tail!

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Barry's Relatively Speaking: The Old Dragon

Posted on Dec 25, 2012

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

Due to the confidential nature of my husband's occupation, he doesn't talk about his work at home. Consequently, I was surprised when he came home in a high state of agitation, babbling about some bull-headed lady he was trying to deal with in one

of his cases. As days passed, he became increasingly frustrated. The woman wouldn't meet with him, nor would she talk to him on the phone during business hours. Unfortunately, he couldn't complete the case without her interview. By the end of the week, the anonymous lady had become "The Old Dragon", and I was sure my husband was out to slay her!

On Saturday morning, my grimly determined spouse decided to devote his

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Barry's Relatively Speaking: Live Relative Found In Cemetery

Posted on Dec 24, 2012

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

Last Memorial Day I decided to investigate cemeteries in the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania area where my grandfather, Roy Stott was raised. I was trying to locate his parents' graves for information and clues that would help me in my family research.

There was only one cemetery listed on the map in that area, and I was disappointed to see that it was a Memorial Park with no tombstones, just markers, which would be tedious to read. This prompted me to seek information at the cemetery office, which was open due to it being a national holiday. When I explained to the manager of the cemetery that 1 was looking for the family name Stott, he looked at me and

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Barry's Relatively Speaking: Family Tree

Posted on Dec 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. Arline shares the following experience.

Family is but a budding tree

With branches spreading around us. One leaf falls, a new one grows New generations all around us.

Oh the memories of old

Some not told the hardships And want and loneliness.

Some happiness brought And lovely memories thought As time swiftly flows among us.

Many years go by one by one

Young and old are gone. More buds are sprung.

Winter, spring, summer and fall The leaves change "don't we all" From the branches of our trees Spreading over us.

Barry's Relatively Speaking: A Desire To Learn More

Posted on Dec 22, 2012

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

While I had a certain amount of curiosity about my family history it was not until my mother's funeral several years ago that I became actively interested in genealogy.

I was my mother's child by her second husband and had one half sister, Marjorie, the child of the first husband. At my mother's funeral I was introduced to Marjorie's elderly Aunt Sophia. After looking at me closely Sophia said, "You look like Uncle Billy Maxey." Although I knew one of my great grandmother's maiden name was Maxey I had no idea what she meant.

When the opportunity to question her arose both Marjorie and I were quite surprised to learn that not only were we half brother a

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