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Tuesday
Aug122008

Be a good samaritan

I was just sitting here, minding my own genealogical business, working out the grandchildren of Henry Rocap and Anna Barbara Miller when.. suddenly.. my little email icon flashes in my system tray.

I got this from a kind lady:

Hi there.  Not related to family or ebay seller...just thought  I would let you know that this photo was being auctioned on ebay.  It ends in 6 days.
Item number: ------
This is a cabinet card photo [snip]

I cut out the item number and any other info because I want it! She's the Aunt Mary who left Phildelphia and moved to St. Louis. Her niece Lizzie lived with my cousins and we have no idea of the relationship, but she was visited out in MO. The cabinet card has a middle name that is a last name (besides her listed maiden name which is Smith, ha!) we never heard of for her. We meaning my cousin Mary (Lizzie lived with her great grandparents and was like a sister to her great grandmother). I called Mary across the country to tell her the good news.

I do the same thing for people I find when there are identified photos on ebay of people from Bridgeton or Cumberland Co, NJ, that I wouldn't want. I find someone who's listed the party in AWT (Ancestry world tree) and post the find to the NJCumber rootsweb mailing list.

Back to the Rocaps for now.

-andrea


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