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Re: Family History as told by Nay
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Thanks so much for saving me that trip to the library! It's really kind of you to share the articles online. I've printed them off and plan to settle down on the couch with a cool drink and enjoy them! I agree, it's important to go beyond the point of collecting and move to sharing what we've learned. How much of our history and how many wonderful family stories have been lost over time because they left this world with our ancestors? I'm learning that as I share along the way... an old photo, a memento, identity of a new or old family member uncovered, that I'm gradually breaking down some of the barriers some family members have put up to my research. It's taking time but I can see more interest and more cooperation slowing coming about. I had tried for 4 years to shed some light on my paternal grandfather's name change and just this year received confirmation from an uncle in his 90's. We talked about this subject several times in the past but he was always evasive. I think he finally had enough trust in what I was doing (or maybe I just wore him down:)so that he was able to open up and share what he knew. It turned out to be an important key to understanding that part of my grandfather's past. Thanks again for your post and keep up the good work!
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