Welcome to Family Finds
An Adventure in Genealogy
In addition to stories about my ancestors, I share tips for conducting online family history research. Genealogy is a great past time, join me on my journey to uncover and document my ancestors lives.
Jesse King, 1805-1868 Jesse King was born in Ohio (probably in the vicinity of Chillicothe) in 1805, he was a son of Philip King and Mary Leah Wright, both of Pennsylvania. Philip King was a farmer, he married Leah Wright in 1801 in Somerset, PA, they had six...read more
Comparing High School Senior Photos While working on a family photo project I decided it would be fun to compare side-by-side my father and his parents at similar ages. Below is an image of my father flanked by his parents. All three photos were taken to commemorate...read more
Documenting Family Oral History, One Story at a Time When I was growing up there were family stories that were often repeated and therefore taken as fact. Since becoming interested in genealogy, I have learned that source documentation for accepted facts is very...read more
Mapping Old Addresses In case you did not know, addresses can change over time. My great grandfather, David Louis Osborne, lived at over 20 addresses around Indianapolis between 1876 and 1942. The early years were downtown, then the near northeast suburbs and finally...read more
Frank Takeo Flucawa (1883 – 1974) A Brief Biographical Sketch by Barbara J. LaFara grand-niece to F.T. Flucawa orn Takeo Furukawa on 15 March 1883 in Tottori-Ken, Tokyo, Japan, little is documented of his...read more