I am happy to report that one of my clients has published Picnic for Twelve, a book about his parents and their growing family as they navigated The Great Depression and other events over the last century. If you are interested in the life of Irish-Americans during the 1900s, have Boston-area ancestors, or are just looking to read a cleverly written yarn, I highly recommend that you download the book for your Kindle or purchase a print copy.
I provided genealogical research support on the Driscoll and Sheehan families and read an early version of the manuscript. The author is a former editor of the Boston Globe and a great storyteller — I highly recommend this book!
I’ve posted my latest house history over at my blog. It’s the second time someone has hired me to do a house history as a gift. Do you know anyone with a historic property that might like receiving such a present? Contact me!
I’m headed to Salt Lake City for RootsTech 2012 in a couple of days. I’m working on several exciting projects in the meantime though!
First is a house history that will be a gift for someone, but once the gift is given, I should be able to share it here.
Second, I’m working on a new Album Rescue Project. I purchased two more photo albums from an antique store here in Easton and I’m trying to track down to whom they belonged, and hopefully, their descendants. The photos in these albums are attached to black paper with various types of adhesive. I’m removing them to a new photo-safe album from Creative Memories.
Last, and certainly not least, I’m helping out Historic Easton with a couple of preservation projects. Check out their new web site for more information about the group! I’ll post further updates in coming weeks.
It’s also really interesting to read how they are seeing familiar features in so many of those pictured in the Friends Album — it’s just as I’d hoped. In addition to the identified people in the album, it appears that still more of those in the photographs also are relatives of the Youngs.
Those who follow my blog know that I successfully located a descendant of the Young family featured in the Friends Album. The album now resides with that descendant in New York. Below are all of the posts about the album, starting with its purchase and ending with the post the day I heard from Stanley Young III.