Thursday, September 29, 2011


Ahhh yes, the crisp morning air and fresh apple cider are both telling me that it is that time of year.  Saturday marks another month down, and the start of October. Not only do we get to dress up and ask for free candy later on this month, but its also Family History Month! I am sure that you are all just excited as am. My local library has all kinds of event that I hope I can make to at least some. Also something to be celebrating is has updated its documents, indexes, and records, including adding to Indiana's marriage records and now also have a civil war landing page. I am really excited to dig further and see what I can find on this *free* and very valuable website.  What else is there to do on the rainy days of October?

I recently was able to borrow family research that my late grandmother Jean Montag (Smith) did thanks to my loving Aunt.

I would like you to meet my Great Grandparents. Mr. Silas Dinsmore Smith and Edna Smith (Behling/Koetell). According to what is written on the back it was taken in 1922. 3 years before my grandmother Ellen Jean Montag (Smith) was born.

Thanks for reading, and feel free to comment or pass on.

*P.S.* Just a reminder that Mississinewa 1812 living history event will be in October. Come see me by the flag pole and the 3 lb. cannon along with the rest of the U.S. 2nd Light Artillery. 

We all grow up with the weight of history on us. Our ancestors dwell in the attics of our brains as they do in the spiraling chains of knowledge hidden in every cell of our bodies. ~Shirley Abbott


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