My family, my life, my story. This blog is my record of my search for ancestors here in the United States and their countries of origin. It is also a record of my life and that of my descendants. Genealogy is a long time passion of mine and I hope you will join me. My main surnames of interest are Grashoff, White, Chaffin, Wells, Matzdorff, Fogleman, Stinehart, Omvig. Past, present, and future all come together. Preserving the present is as important as discovering the past.
Wednesday, April 22, 2015
My fellow family historian.
My Aunt Dori is not famous for her cooking. What she is know for is HELPING everyone. She will do things for others that they won't do for themselves. Who goes to someone else's house and helps them clean their garage -- for free??? Aunt Dori is also into family history. This past summer and fall I helped her put together a book on her Smith family ... no small task!! She did the research and I did the typing and layout. It was a big project they ended up with a nice book that is on the shelves at the Allen County Genealogy Library! A published author!!! If you are interested, you can go to their online catalogue and search for "Mordecai and Phebe Smith, The Story of a Family" by Doris Grashoff. There are tons of pictures and interesting stories.