Friday, May 27, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Once again, http://www.canvasondemand.com/ has produced a wonderful digitized and colorized image of my ancestors. I made a collage of the McKinlay family and had them do up a beautiful 16 x 20 canvas. Here is the entire collage, and the closeups follow. I see so much resemblance between them and my father, uncle, grandmother, and great grandmother!
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
I applaud Judy's incredible book. It is the obvious result of a skilled researcher and a thorough documentation of Copeland genealogy.
The massive 800+ page book is a traditional chronological descendancy of all Copelands in the United States! Look for it on Amazon.com!
Brava and Congratulations to Judith Walley!
Sunday, May 15, 2011
I have been in a dilemna. Which book to finish first - the McKinlay/McKays or the Finneys?
I have decided to work on the Finney book first. Why? Because in 1992, Rosamary High Finney completed a 190 page genealogy. With her husband Tommie's permission, I am using that book as the core of my Finney book. I will make any required corrections and additions (there have been a lot of Finney births since 1992!). I will add in the Copeland information because my great grandmother was Samantha Finney Copeland.
I hope the Finneys will now take the time to send me stories, histories, and especially photos. Please send any old-time photos. Also send me any family shots - over the years and now. Make sure to note the names for everyone that you know in the photos.
I'm hoping that I can contact Forrest Dale William's widow in Bartlesville OK - he was very interested in family history, and his family line were the Finneys who married into the Allens. He gave me a few extraordinary copies of the Allen's covered wagon journey to Colorado.
My goal is to finish this book by the end of the summer - if I get a job, however, it may be delayed by a few weeks.
I hope the book will be printed in time for the Finney reunion in October in Kansas!