Olive and Eliza


  My Family History
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Paternal
Added: Mahler, some of Boyd and Ennis
Under construction: Boyd (some pages added), Ennis (most pages added)
Yet to be added: Brown, Devol
Boyd-Richardson Brown Devol Ennis Mahler
Maternal
Redirects to pages on my family's website (boydhouse.com)
Aston Cameron Carey Green Haslam Southam
   Why is family history important to me? Click here or here to learn more about family history and temple work.
   My family history blog: http://mabfamilyhistory.blogspot.com/
   Who are Olive and Eliza?
   Why did I name this site after them?
I became interested in family history as a child when my parents volunteered at the Oakland Family History Library. I decided to try a little research and started with my ancestor, Olive (Bird) Ennis. I found her birthdate but nothing more. I tried again every now and then but didn't get any farther.
While in college, I took a family history course. This time, I researched my ancestors, Elias and Eliza (Fowlke) Aston. While I didn't think I'd learn anything new (as they were members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints), I received a packet with stories and a photo. I had never seen pictures of them before! Better yet, Mom got out a record she had for Elias so she could send a copy to me and realized that she had misread the name of the town Elias's father came from. She was able to trace his genealogy much further back in time!
After I graduated, a distant cousin found my Dad's website and sent him another packet - this time for Olive and her husband, Alonzo. This had photos (like Elias and Eliza, I had never seen Alonzo and Olive's pictures) and genealogical information and the copy of a town history sketch on Olive's father, James! I now set out again to find more about Olive's family and eventually, the puzzle pieces came together. Olive and Alonzo and Elias and Eliza were just the beginning of my involvement with family history, a journey that continues today.

   
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Last updated 10 November 2018
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