Days Gone By - stories from the past

FUNNY FRIDAY: Can you believe people actually asked these questions?

These are excerpts of actual correspondence received by the Family History Department of the LDS Church in Utah. So funny!

genealogy women

  1. Our 2nd great-grandfather was found dead crossing the plains in the library.
  2. He and his daughter are listed as not being born.
  3. I would like to find out if I have any living relatives or dead relatives or ancestors in my family.
  4. Will you send me a list of all the Dripps in your library?
  5. My Grandfather died at the age of 3.
  6. We are sending you 5 children in a separate envelope.
  7. Documentation: Family Bible in possession of Aunt Merle until the tornado hit Topeka, Kansas. Now only the Good Lord knows where it is.
  8. The wife of #22 could not be found. Somebody suggested that she might have been stillborn–what do you think?
  9. I am mailing you my aunt and uncle and 3 of their children.
  10. Enclosed please find my Grandmother. I have worked on her for 30 years without success. Now see what you can do!

ALABAMA PIONEERS Transcribed Wills and Abstracts of Wills Book I (Alabama Pioneer Transcribed Wills & Abstracts of Wills 1) by Donna R. Causey

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About Donna R Causey

Donna R. Causey, resident of Alabama, was a teacher in the public school system for twenty years. When she retired, Donna found time to focus on her lifetime passion for historical writing. She developed the websites www.alabamapioneers and All her books can be purchased at and Barnes & Noble. She has authored numerous genealogy books. RIBBON OF LOVE: A Novel Of Colonial America (TAPESTRY OF LOVE) is her first novel in the Tapestry of Love about her family where she uses actual characters, facts, dates and places to create a story about life as it might have happened in colonial Virginia. Faith and Courage: Tapestry of Love (Volume 2) is the second book and the third FreeHearts: A Novel of Colonial America (Book 3 in the Tapestry of Love Series) Discordance: The Cottinghams (Volume 1) is the continuation of the story. . For a complete list of books, visit Donna R Causey

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