Happy Pioneer Day! The Family History Library emailed out an interesting link to registered users it identified as having Mormon pioneer ancestry. It didn't find everyone, and I haven't had a chance to compare it to my own list, but it was pretty cool.
It's been a strange blogging month with only two posts so far, but my family and I were out of town for a couple of weeks and had some medical appointments afterward that took a lot of time and energy, so posting here was low priority.
Some interesting things have happened, though. I got an email from a teacher at Washington School in Salt Lake City who wanted to know more about a memorial bust of Washington in the school library with Merle Hayward's name and death date on it. He sent these pictures:
Here's a picture of Leah Merle Hayward.
Cousin Emily and I will work on providing the school with some family memories.
I also got a lead on another possible amazing project, but I won't mention that now.
Here's a fun guest post I wrote for Keepapitchinin: Elizabeth Kane Meets the Madonna Dolorosa.
|Elizabeth Wood Kane|
And, finally, I needed a break last week, so I sat down and did some research on the Godfrey family. This is in the Tanner line: Wallace Ove Tanner > Eva Margaret Overson Tanner > Margaret Godfrey Jarvis Overson > Charles Godfrey Defriez Jarvis > Mary Anne Godfrey Defriez > William Hindes Godfrey and Rebecca Bailey. It was a well-connected, literary, and artistic family, and had a history quite like a Jane Austen novel.