Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Family Reunions

So happy that my lovely Lisa is with her grandparents in Phoenix. Robert & Jean Brooks are the best hosts!

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Finding the Pattison Family!

Sunday was a blur as I sat down to work on our family history.  Immediately I was sucked into a shaky leaf on Ambrose Pattison's name.  There it was - his death date!  All through a connection on!  That website has been a treasure trove for me as I can often estimate a birth date through the census. But the death dates have been elusive.  So here we have the marker for Phil's 3rd great-grandfather's family.  I found Jesse Pattison, his wife Zelia and many of their children, including Ambrose.  They are buried at the Forest Lawn Cemetery in Buffalo, New York.  One exciting piece was seeing the name of a sister to Phil's great-grandmother that we didn't know about.  I am grateful to all those contributors who trudge through the cemeteries, take the photos, upload and carefully record the data.  It was a thrill to find so many ancestors for Phil's grandfather, Nelson Pattison Palmer.