Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Friday, November 1, 2013

Do You Recognize This Photo?

This picture is of my maternal grandfather's family, taken at a family reunion in 1917.  My grandfather, g-grandfather and g-grandmother, and gg-grandfather and gg-grandmother are in this picture.  I found this particular image online, but would like to have a copy of the original.  I have been told that the original has 29 people in it, which means that 6 people have been cropped off the right side. 

Can you help me find this image anywhere?

Thursday, April 29, 2010

My Ancestry

To begin this exploration into my genealogy, I am going to begin with my grandparents. My parents are still living and I don't have their permission to post personal details for them, so I will jump back to my grandparents, who are all deceased.

My paternal grandparents are William Raley Martin, Sr and Margaret Anna Flinn. My maternal grandparents are Charles Arthur Ebbert and Lois Jeannette Denner.

William Raley Martin was born 5 March 1898 in Kaufman, TX and died 1 March 1987 in San Bernardino, CA. He married Margaret Anna Flinn 8 June 1920 at Fort Lyon, CO. She was born 12 November 1899 in Loveland, CO and died 8 October 1993 in Durango, CO.

Charles Arthur Ebbert was born 13 October 1905 in Colorado Springs, CO and died Jan 1975 in Colorado Springs, CO. He married Lois Jeannette Denner in October 1925 in Colorado Springs, CO. She was born 16 January 1902 in Berea, OH and died 17 Dec 1958 in Colorado Springs, CO.

Neither set of my grandparents remained married to each other. Both divorced and 3 of the 4 remarried. I never knew my dad's dad.

Next time, I will post ancestry for both of these families. I have records back for at least 4 generations from each of these grandparents.

Welcome to the genealogy blog

I have started this blog for the purpose of sharing the genealogy information that I have accumulated so far, and the research I have done. I welcome your comments as long as they are constructive and your challenges as long as they are documented.

I have a few lines in my ancestry where there is disagreement. I intend to post my researches and my conclusions. Please feel free to direct me to documents and publications that may be able to add to this family history.