I don't know about you, but as a genealogist I don't search one name for a year or so, I search for a few days or a week at most and then I have moved on to a new ancestor..............so it was not worth the cost on ebay or the re-entry time on Craigslist to spend my time or money to list with them. Now, enters abbysbuysellgenealogy. Wow!! $8.25 for all the listings you want and they will be on the net for 6 month. Put in a name and it will be there when someone is researching for that name. I really love the idea of having that information available for those searching. I have often wondered what great links to my family I have missed because they were on the net for such a short time...........this is a great site.
Item 110 in Abby's classified collection is a bible that belonged to Mrs. W. Singleton, and passed on to Evaline Winifred Squires.
Mrs. Singleton is listed at address: 809 Artabasi, Long Beach, Ca. Evaline Squires is listed at the Pea Vine School, Carroll Co., Mo. Evaline Winifred Squires was born in 1868 and died at the age of 81 in 1949.
The bible has some very interesting articles attached to the front cover that both speak of the joyful quality of the owners, and of the times they lived in. Here is a transcript of the clippings.
"So many faiths so many creeds,
So many paths that turn and wind,
When all the old world really needs,
Is just the art of being kind."
"There's joy a-plenty in this world to fill life's silver cup,
If you'll only keep the corners of your mouth turned up."
Family research and genealogy can become very complex, but one thing is certain: to begin your research the only thing you really need is an active interest.
Family research usually begins with your living, breathing family members. In fact, researching your family is an excellent tool to help you reconnect with family members you rarely see. The first step in family research is to call, write or email and start asking questions.
Human beings naturally see themselves as family and tribe members. We love nothing more than to be asked about ourselves: who we are, what we do, where we have been.
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