By Dee Haviland Fournier, Instructor, Heritage Quest Research Library and Dorothy Wilhelm, Humorist, Confused about her family
Dorothy: I’d like to construct a good clear family history for my kids, but those ancestry websites can be overwhelming. Can’t you give me an easy way to get started?
Dee: Clean Out Your Closets! Find your photo albums, birth certificates and other certificates, school records, address books, journals, diaries, Bibles. Now you’re ready to begin.
Dorothy: I haven’t cleaned my closets in years. What are the chances?
Dee: Gather up what you can. You’ll be amazed at what turns up easily. Make a start. We’ll go on from there.
And we’ll meet you back here in a couple of days.
Note: Heritage Questions will be a summer feature twice weekly exclusively in the Suburban Times. Your questions are encouraged. Plan to join Dee and Dorothy at “From Hudson’s Bay to Downton Abbey and Beyond” family heritage workshop in a benefit for the DuPont Historical Museum on August 16. Details at www.itsnevertoolate.com.