A little more on the family front

Went to visit the folks over the July 4th weekend, and came home with more stuff than I could have imagined. In talking about things, Mom decided to look through some of the scrapbooks of photos that she has. She sets a folded piece of cardboard to the side as she looks through this one bin full of photos. I open it an almost squeed.

My Uncle Richard’s baptismal certificate was the cardboard piece, and in the makeshift folder that it created were printouts. Family members, birth certificates, and one very important marriage certificate – the one for Dad’s mother’s grandfather. I hadn’t been able to get anywhere past her father, and suddenly things are opening up again. I’ve gotten information that carries the family back a bit further.

Still having a bitch of a time finding the Indian great-great-grandmother, especially now that it seems that she might be Cayuga or Seneca, rather than the Blackfeet.

Argh.

At least I found physical verification of her first name – at least the ‘Christian’ one, that is. On a bit of documentation stating that a son was a farmer, she was apparently living with him, and she was listed as Cora. The LDS had her as Cora, but no real information on that. I can now give a reference back to that document to them for at least the first name.

If anyone reads this who happens to know how to trace genealogy into the Indian tribes, I’d greatly appreciate a hint.

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