... or I could get your name completely wrong and lose any chance at striking up a friendly correspondence.I'm really sorry, Sarah.I didn't see what I'd done until after the message was posted.It certainly was not meant personally.
<> <> <> <> <>
Has anyone else a copy of the home-typed booklet?
THE FAMILY TREE OF HENRY F. MARTIN AND KATHERINE C. (MICHEL) MARTIN
[My photocopy courtesy the late R. C. Munson.]I have been unable to locate a publication date or author/compiler information.The most complete descendant lines in the work ?appear? to be for Louisa's (1863-1946), Rosa's (1865-1945), and J. Henry MARTIN's (1869-1947) issue, through the mid-1960s.Can this be considered a clue?
No one seems to want the credit for all that letter-writing, collation, and organization.Which is too bad, because it's nice work.All but a few earlier dates have proved-out so far.And the contradictions in early dates are supported by contradicting original documents -- not a clerical issue at all.Add to it how arduous 'desktop publishing' was before home computers.This was some cousin's extreme labor of love.
I like it.I'm keeping it.All my subsequent compilation and research has grown from the "seed information" in this family publication.I want to know to whom I owe so much.And I want to be able to site them appropriately in my records.Has anyone a hint to spare?