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.