To paraphrase a baseball movie: If you write it, they will come.

I wrote this seven years ago. Well I think it was seven years ago. I will have to check. I have learned a lot since 2007 when I got addicted to genealogy. I never meant to go on a mission to find lost ancestors, but it happened anyway.

I shall return with this beautiful group photo taken in April or May 1916. Now this is what I had written on Boxing Day…


Boxing Day at last!

I hope you have had a wonderful Christmas like the Arther Myers’ family back in the 50s.

Arther and Rose 2

A few years ago I was contacted by a descendant of the Myers family. Jason had shared many dozens of old photos of Arther Myers and Rosealina Larose’s family.

These happy people will forever live in our hearts. This is why I have been writing so much about people even if I am not closely related to them.

A reader once commented…

If you write it, they will come.

I could not have said it better. These pictures were taken on Christmas Eve or on Christmas Day. Just look at the Christmas tree on the right of Rosealina.

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Rosealina is wearing the same dress and Arther has the same tie on this picture.

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Merry Christmas!

I wonder which Christmas it was? Maybe there was a caption at the back.

Here it’s easier to date this picture.

Arther and Rose 1

50 years after

Arther and Rosealina married on April 22, 1907, so this picture was taken on April 22, 1957, give or take a few days.

Here’s a picture where Rosealina is a little more serious and looks a little younger.

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Arther looks like the quiet type. Old pictures talk a lot you know. This is why they are so important to keep them. They remind us of people we loved so much when they are not around anymore.

Arther died on August 4th, 1959. Rosealina rejoined him on June 21, 1969. I am sure they had a happy life and had happy beautiful children.

This is what I found.

    Joseph Arther Hormidas Myers 1908-1986
    Alice Sophrinie Myers 1910-1999
    Paul A. Myers 1912-1979
    Irene Myers 1916-1999
    Beatrice Rose Myers 1919-2010
    Ernest Edward Myers 1921-1983
    Agnes B. Myers  1925-

Some are seen on this picture taken on the same Christmas day. Same tie, same dress, same happy people.

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Merry Christmas everyone!

The Meteyer Family – Season 1, Episode 6 – Meet the Mundings

What I am up to on Our Ancestors II…

Our Ancestors II

This new blog about our ancestors is a sort of experiment. I have had very few readers from now, but having lots of readers is beside the point.

One day someone will stumble upon this blog and feel somewhat overwhelmed. This is what happens when someone stumble upon the original Our Ancestors where I posted more than 1500 articles.

Having met the Meteyer family in 1938, the search is on for descendants of the Munding family.

Josephine Munding, Ernest Darius Meteyer’s wife, is seen here with her parents Joseph Munding and Margaret Ritz, and her sister Anna Martha Munding.

Shared by Michael Meteyer’s sister last October, I have been able to find out who were most of these people and write about them a little on Our Ancestors II.

Last week this is what I had written…

I won’t even try to identify all these people nor ask you…

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