Tracing Our Roots

The search might begin with a desire to know more about names written in fading ink in an old family Bible.  Or perhaps it starts with a child’s school project.  As the search continues, the details of your family’s past begin to unfold like a fascinating story, and you can’t wait to discover the next chapter.

We are collecting stories regarding the following surnames:  Adams, Byrus, DeRosa, Duryea, Elcik, Gamache, Gruhl, Jorgenson, Karkos, Lawler, McClanahan, Passarelli, Pruitt, Skillin, Strand and Wentworth.  ...

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Family Origins

A little girl asked her father, “How did the human race appear?” The father
answered, “God made Adam and Eve and they had children, and that’s how all
mankind was made.”

Two days later the girl asked her mother the same question. The mother answered,
“Many years ago there were monkeys from which the human race evolved.”

The confused girl returned to her father and said, ” Dad, how is it possible that
you told me the human race was created by God, ...

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