Back row-James Harrison Coombs, Sarah Frances VanSciver Coombs, Mabel VanSciver Coombs Sever, Newton Stockton Sever, Middle row-Susanna Fenimore, Caroline Drinker Fenimore Sayre, Elizabeth Fowler Coombs, unknown man, Front row-Helen Fowler Coombs Browne

Friday, January 1, 2010

And so it begins...






My plan for 2010 was to start a blog about my family research, so here I am. I have been researching for about 15 years now and it is my passion.

Genealogy is not just about names and dates--it is about the people and their incredible stories. I firmly believe that we can understand and know ourselves better by understanding and learning about our ancestors.
My grandmother, Helen Fowler Coombs Browne, pictured with her dog Shep, lived with us throughout almost my entire childhood. She was born in 1888 and her grandmother ( born 1810) and her great aunts (born in the 1820's) lived with her family. I am so lucky to have heard first hand accounts of these people who were born so many years ago. I have also inherited many wonderful photographs.
I hope to find cousins through this blog and to share family photographs and stories with any of my family members and members of the genealogy community who are interested. By sharing these stories, my hope is that none of my ancestors will ever be forgotten.

1 comment:

  1. Kathy
    What a great Blog this is! Come to my site and receive your Happy 101 Award, a couple days late.
    Kathleen

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