A person could lose their minds going through endless lists of names, dates, documents and websites.
But today, I had a twinge of luck!!! While searching for my grandfathers birth record, (he was born in 1907 so I wouldn't have thought it to be so difficult to find), I managed, by accident or luck, to find out exactly where my great grandmother is buried.
From things that mom had told me, I thought she was buried in Chicago near Hyde Park. Nope! She's buried in Kendallville, Indiana! That's where she died and that's where she's buried. Knowing the screwiness in this part of my mom's family, I first thought she was perhaps sent back to Illinois for burial. It wouldn't have surprised me!
Anyway, I know the exact cemetery, the section and the lot number.
Researching family history can be at times, morbid and sad. My great grandmother lived a very short life but I will tell you, the woman lived!!!
So do I by any chance have any readers who live in or near Kendallville, Indiana? If so, please email me! I could use some help, that is if you're willing to run to the cemetery and snap a photo for me.
I thought while I work on the research for this book, that I would take the time to do a little something nice for myself. I started a little cross stitch sampler early this morning:
I will get back to crazy quilting but I've been enjoying a little cross stitch.
So stay tuned for updates on my "crazy" family research and to see the kitties on the sampler when I get that far.
Oh, and did I mention that Editor Extraordinaire, Mary Anne Richardson has graciously agreed to edit my great grandfathers biography? Trust me, with Mary Anne doing the editing, it'll be very enjoyable to read!