Friday, June 20, 2014

Grandma's Photo Album Page 52 - Snyders in N.C. and Mass.

All the photos on the left half of the page were taken in Wilkes County, N.C., on my grandparents' farm in Millers Creek.

(Top left) Mozelle (living) swinging a golf club in the field.

(Top center) Carrie Mae Snyder (1926-2001) modeling a fancy dress.

(Top right) James Neil "Jimmy" Snyder (1922-1993) in front of his trailer in Gloucester, Mass.

(Bottom left) Ralph Lewis Snyder (1932-1996) and Carrie on the farm in Millers Creek.

(Bottom right) Jimmy's trailer in Gloucester, Mass.  After being disharged from the Coast Guard, Jimmy worked on tug boats in New York harbor - 7 days on, 7 days off.  He lived in Gloucester between jobs.

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Grandma's Photo Album Page 51 - Snyder Siblings in Wilkes County, NC

(Left) Bette (living) and Ralph Lewis Snyder (1932-1996).  I think this photo was taken around 1950 in Millers Creek, N.C.

(Right) Carrie Mae Snyder (1926-2001) in a fancy long dress.  I used to play dress-up with her old gowns, including this one!  This photo was taken around 1950 in Millers Creek, N.C.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Elder George McNeil - fantastic post on a relative's blog

I just have to share this fantastic blog post with you.  It's at

Roberta Estes, whom I now know is a cousin, writes a blog about DNA. The title of the specific blog post about Elder George McNiel is

The Reverend George McNiel (c 1720 – 1805), Frontier Baptist Preacher – 52 Ancestors #21