Saturday, February 18, 2012

family tree

James J Ruth, my grandfather in his World War 1 uniform. He died when I was 8 so my memories of him are alittle fuzzy.
I've started research my family tree. Went to a meeting given by the "Daughters of the American Revolution" to find out how to get started. I can go back 4 generations with the material I already know. There are a few blanks I'd like to fill in and generally want to know where my family came from.
I've been a big fan of the tv show "Who do you think you are" and decided to make a better effort to do this research this year. I like to research so this should be right up my alley.
Photo above is my paternal grandparents (Margaret and Stephen Powers) with my aunt and my dad as a boy.
my mom and dad with their mothers on their wedding day. My grandma Ruth died when I was 12 so my memories of her are a little better. Grandma Powers died in 1981.

2 comments:

Molly said...

I like digging around in the past too. If only those photos could talk and tell you details about the people in them, and what they were thinking and what was going on in their lives at the time the photo was taken....

patty said...

Molly, this family tree stuff is addicting, I can't stop looking for things! One clue leads to another and another....