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IN RESPONDS TO QUESTION OF HOW LONG I HAVE BEEN WORKING IN THE FAMILY TREE.

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EVEN AS A TEENAGER,I WAS INTERESTED IN MY PAST. IT WAS SUCH A SECRET IN MY FAMILY. NOT UNTIL AFTER MY FATHER DIED IN 1995, DID I BEGIN TO SORT THRU BOXES OF LEGAL FORMS, SMALL NOTES, AND ADRESSES WITHOUT NAME OR PHONE NUMBERS. IT WAS TEDIOUS. I WAS IN THE EARLY STAGES IF GREIF. I WAS ANGRY THAT MY FATHER HAD DIED.

I FOUND A SMALL NOTE AND UPON IT WAS AN ADDRESS IN PENN. BUT IT LACKED ANY TELEPHONE NUMBER. I DIAL INFORMATION AND WAS GIVEN A NUMBER, WHICH I THEN CALLED. A WOMAN PICK THE PHONE UP, HELLO MARGERET SPEAKING.

INTRODUCED MYSELF AS NAT CRAVENER'S OLDEST CHILD, MADELEINE. I FOUND YOUR NAME AND ADDRESS AMOUNG MY FATHERS BELONGINGS. HE HAS RECENTLY PAST AWAY. WHAT WAS YOUR RELATIONSHIP TO MY FATHER?

WELL, YOU SEE, I AM YOUR GRANDFATHER EDWARD YOUNGEST SISTER. ...
OUR CONVERSATION LASTED APPOXOMENTLY 45 MINUTES. I WAS VERY EXCITED AND AUNT MARGERET SPOKE SO HIGHLY OF HER FATHER AMOS AND HER FAVORATE BROTHER EDWARD, MY GRANDFATHER. TOWARDS THE END OF THIS DICUSSION I WAS INVITED TO COME AND MEET AUNT MARGERET IN PENNSYLVANIA. I THANKED HER VERY MUCH AND EXPLAINED THAT I WORKED. I WOULD HOWEVER, LOOK IN INTO THIS, AND THANK HER AGAIN .

WOW!!! THAT WAS SOME CALL. COMLETELY UNBELEIVALBE. YESTERDAY I BARELY KNEW MY PATERNAL RELATIONS AND NOW THE DOOR STOOD OPENNED FOR ME.

NEEDLESS TO SAY I DID COME TO PENNSYLVANIA AND THAT WILL BE A SEPERETE PAPER. I LEARNED SO MUCH ABOUT MY PATERNAL FAMILY. I MET SEVERAL RELATIVES. MY BROTHER FLEW IN FROM SWEDEN TO JOIN US ALL IN A CAROVAN ACROSS PENNSYLVANIA TO INDIANA, PENNSYLVANIA.

SO TO RESPNDED SPECIFICALLY TO YOUR QUESTION ON HOW LONG I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON A FAMILY TREE, THE BEST ANSWER IS A LIFE TIME.

Surnames: CRAVENER
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on 2010-04-22 16:52:21

mecravener has been a Family Tree Circles member since Apr 2010. is researching the following names: CRAVENER, KIMMEL, SHOEMAKER and 1 other(s).

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