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From: Alf Christophersen 02 45 41 97 <>
Subject: Letter from SOC.ROOTS on Usenet Netnews
Date: Wed, 19 Oct 88 23:26:55 ECT
From: (Guy D. Ridley)
Subject: How to begin?
Date: 19 Oct 88 15:32:11 GMT
Organization: Pacific * Bell, San Ramon, CA
I recently got together with my grandmother and went over some very old
photographs and got her to remember most of the people in them. I now have
a chart that is pretty complete back to my great-great-grandparents. Two
of them came from Scotland (independently) and the others presumably were
born in the U.S. My question is, how do I begin tracing back farther than
her memory will go?
I am aware that the Mormon church keeps genealogical charts, but do they do
this for everybody? If they can be helpful, do I have to actually go to
Utah, or for a fee will they send me material?
My uncle got a sales pitch for a 'complete genealogy of the Ridley family'.
Are these scams or what?
What can I do from my armchair (or at local libraries) without having to
travel back east or to Scotland? How does one access old newspapers, church
Any answers will be appreciated!
-- Guy Ridley
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