Dear Genea-Santa

COGHolidayPart2Dear Genea-Santa,

I have three genealogy wishes and if you could help me with any of them, I would really appreciate it.  I promise to be a good genealogist – to make a list of all avenues of research and check it twice, to document my sources, and share my findings.

1.  Barbara Baxter, my great-great-grandmother.  Oh, Genea-Santa, please help me find something, some small clue, about her parents.  I learned their names earlier this year, but the trail stopped cold after that.

2.  The Hemphill Family Bible.  You know the one I mean; it was referenced in Hemphills of North Carolina and records the vital records of Thomas Hemphill and Mary Ann Mackie’s descendants, all the way down to my grandfather’s siblings.  I don’t want to own the bible.  I just want to know that it hasn’t been lost or destroyed.  If you do locate the bible and could prod the person who has it to donate it to a repository where it could be accessed by others, that would be icing on the cake.

3.  Family photos.  Any family photos.  I’m not picky.

That’s it, Genea-Santa.  There will be brownies on the mantle on Christmas Eve.  And don’t be afraid of Chocolate when you stop by.  She just wants to play with the reindeer.

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This post was written for the 86th edition of the Carnival of Genealogy.  To see other posts I’ve written for the COG, click here.

 

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