Peyton James Brown, grandfather of Pat Hawkins Guffey.
Published: 4:37 PM, 08/30/2013
Last updated: 4:37 PM, 08/30/2013
Author: Pat Guffey Source: The Herald-News
If you are a person who enjoys puzzles and likes being a detective, then finding your “roots” is probably a hobby you would enjoy. Many people want to know more about their ancestors, but do not know where to begin, or how to go about searching. The first, and easiest place to start, is with an older relative who can remember stories about family members and events in their lives. Naturally, one has to be careful to sift through all the facts of these stories, because information tends to become sketchy and embellished over the years from being passed down from person to person. However, family stories need to be saved, even if some of the information is incorrect; facts can be verified at a later date. The important thing is to get those stories before all the knowledgeable family members are gone.
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