Oral Family History [Thomas Broadfoot], a photo by midgefrazel on Flickr.
Of course, he was dead in 1937, so my dad's oldest sister filled it out for me and they passed it around and tried to fill in the death date. I remember them talking.
I should point out this was Thanksgiving night. My aunt was a great cook and so everyone was in a good mood. I found out a lot that day. Not just what is written on the paper. I learned that the oldest child may know the most. I don't have siblings so I am the know-it-all in my world.
So, now I had my grandfather's date and place of birth. I knew the gravestone had the year of death. That waited until Memorial Day.
I was surprised that no one knew if they were married in Scotland or elsewhere. It wasn't for years that my cousin found the marriage certificate in my aunt's papers. I still don't know how they met.
Let's pretend that we are looking for the birth record of Thomas in Dalbeattie, Scotland at Scotland's People together.
You must pay for records. You must pay for searching. But, you can ride on my dime as we go along. I'm glad to have the company.
Put on your sweater, please. It's chilly in Scotland.