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Thursday, December 16, 2010

Ancestry Pay Dirt

great grandparents, Charles and Laura Calundan
gr-great grandparents, Minnie & Henry Melcher
I've been researching my family tree for several years now.  A photo of one member has eluded me for the longest time.  That of my great grandfather Charles Calundan.  He emigrated from Lading, Denmark in the 1880's and ended up in Osmond, Nebraska.  Hubby was organizing some memorabilia boxes down in the basement .. when what should he bring to me ..  not only a photo BUT also a newspaper article recalling some of my great grandparents and great-great grandparents history as told by my grandmother for a centennial newspaper article.  Elated is too small of a word! Tomorrow I'll relate some of their covered wagon adventures:)

2 comments:

Little Farmer Family said...

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Mr. H. said...

How exciting, I look forward to hearing more about them.