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Discoveries made while researching family history throughout the nation - find out more at the Wise-Stewart Family website!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Can you get microfilm-sick?

Does anyone else get motion sickness when you use microfilm? I do. Fortunately, I didn't have to look too long at the Atlanta Constitution microfilm today to find my great-great-grandmother's funeral notice.

Mary Brannon Yancey died 6 July 1960 and the funeral notice was in the paper of 7 July. The reason no library could locate it for me was that obituaries are published on one page of the paper, and funeral notices are published several pages later.

Mary had one child still living (Cliff); Eddie died in 1956 and Pearlie in 1948. Nineteen grandchildren (including my grandmother), and "several" grandchildren and great-grandchildren. The service was at Mayes Ward Funeral Home, which I remember seeing on trips to Marietta.

I'm enjoying all these connections I find as I dig into the past.

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