This post is written for the 57th Carnival of Genealogy on the theme: I read it in the news!
Our family has always been big on cutting out newspaper articles that relates to anything having to do with someone in the family. I’ve located small clips on people who have applied for marriage licenses, obituaries, and even larger articles. As I began my genealogy quest almost 10 years ago, I once again perused some scrapbooks at my mom’s house. I found the following clipping:
I knew that my parents, my brother and my sister all learned to fly when my dad was stationed in Japan, but I didn’t realize they had been in a movie! Even if it was for the Aero Club of which they were members. They flew quite a bit while in Japan and continued once back in the states. My parents took me up once (that I remember) as a young child, but I wasn’t a very good airplane passenger. I passed out once in the air and woke up in the car on the way home. I do much better in commercial airlines.
Another news article my mom clipped and mailed to my grandparents contained information about Japan “Asthma”. Mom suffered from this while they were overseas and it was hard to explain what it was so she sent this news article.
I also found my grandparents’ wedding announcement which I think is a pretty good treasure since they were married in 1916 in a small town in Indiana.
I also have been blessed that many of my relatives and distant cousins have shared news articles with me – either a scanned copy or a regular copy. I also feel very lucky that many of these articles have survived over time – especially with standing moves across oceans and across country not to mention just across town.