Saturday, December 31, 2011

John Lee: Moving Back One Generation

New Year's Resolution:  Family History goes to the top of the list.  It's only December 31st, but a good time to start the 2012 resolution.
It might be a good idea to go back now and look at the "Lee Line Pedigree Chart" found on the top of blog in a heading.  It is time to move back one generation to John Lee who is the father of Thomas Henry Lee (Henry Lee-Thomas). 
There's some opportunity for confusion with this line so I'm going to move slowly through it and explain things as I go.  The link below is the birth certificate for John Lee.  It is interesting, as you will see,  how much information my grandma Ruby had gathered on this family.  She had limited income and had to do all of this via letters going and coming by boat.  It appears by some of her correspondence that she actually paid for some of the research.  Amazing!!

Link to Birth Certificate:

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

Australia War Memorial: Roll of Honor Project

I did contact the Australia War Memorial and heard back from a very nice man who wishes to have a photo of Corporal Henry Lee-Thomas to add to their Roll of Honor Project.  I sent him some examples of the photos in my possession and he wishes to have the family portrait of Henry, Ruby, and my dad. (It is in one of the earlier posts).   He says it is a beautiful portrait. The photo is in very good condition considering that it has to be near 95 years old.   It does have Henry in his uniform.  This is a great way to memorialize and honor Henry, Ruby, and Maurice.  The Australia project does have some guidelines for me to follow in scanning the pictures and they must be sent to them on a DVD.  It may take a few weeks before this picture actually appears in their collection.  I will let you all know when it is there.

Yes, it is very interesting where this Family History journal takes you.  I would have never thought that I would be contributing to such a collection.  I wonder what lies ahead???  I need to get busy so that some more of the photos and documents I have can be shared with all of you great family and other interested persons.