Your Quick Tips, 31 December 2007

Embroider Names and Dates on Christening Gown
When I read the tradition you published about the christening gown, it brought back some memories. When my first grandchild was about to be born, I was crocheting a christening gown. A friend told me that in Australia the tradition is that each child that is christened in the gown gets his/her name and christening date embroidered on the slip under the gown. This would make a great tradition.
 
Linda Brammer

Persistence Pays
My suggestion, especially for newbies, is use persistence in searching for a long lost relative.  It took me about six years to finish a timeline for a great aunt and about five years to fill in some lost years for my Dad.  You can do an exhaustive search for a while, then put it to rest for a while.  Then try again and sometimes new information surfaces in very unlikely spots.  I found a book listed on E-bay that filled in the blanks for my father. 
 
G. Barbeau

Cemetery Records for Lopez Island, Washington
I am Sexton for the Lopez Union Cemetery Association. We have an updated index of names of plot purchasers and those buried from 1872-2007–1,350 plus names. The list is maintained on MS Word Tables, and I can e-mail it to anyone interested.
 
Lopez Island is part of the San Juan Island group, state of Washington, in the far northwest corner of the United States.
 
Larry Clark
lsc@rockisland.com
Sexton, Lopez Union Cemetery Association
Davis Bay Road, Lopez Island, Washington

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2 thoughts on “Your Quick Tips, 31 December 2007

  1. Thank-you for this weeks information. It has been the most helpful to me…..of all articles. Happy New Year!

  2. My grandfather was born in Ellsworth NH they had a fire and all records were lost.Is there any way I might find something? I would appreciate any thing at all.
    Thanks Joyce

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