You can’t know where you are, if you don’t know where you have come from.
So I “do” genealogy. It helps that one branch was thoroughly tracked and published in a book, a grandfather expanded on it with meticulously marking up charts by hand, and then computer programs came about, with the internet…and a bit of good old hunting through old papers. There are still dead ends on my tree, or rather, invisible branches.
It takes information sharing. And somehow in the boxes of pictures, letters and other documents that have come my way…I found a student registry for the Ingham County schools in Michigan. Here is a typed version with the birth dates redacted, the original registry will soon find its way to the Mason Historical Society. The students covered are primarily in Vevay township, with birthdays from 1925 to 1949.
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