All of my filing by year is done. I finished 1943. All that’s left is the miscellaneous cards and one-off letters (1941, 1942). Not sure yet what to do with them except to maybe put them in a file of their own for now. 1943 didn’t have many letters, only a few from the month of… Continue reading Family history project – day 6
I finally have 1944 letters done! However, I don’t have room in my filing box. I’ll have to go get another one. In the meantime, I have the August through December, 1944, files on the floor next to the box. There are months where it seems like letters went back and forth several times a… Continue reading Family history project – day 5
Sorting 1944 by month, Jan-Jul. There are envelopes marked “free mail”, “air mail”, “sick bay”, and a couple of envelopes embossed with “US Naval Air Station Hutchinson Kansas”. Some are stamped “passed by naval censor” and initialed. I love how just the envelopes have stories to tell!
I sorted the year 1945 letters in my new, pretty filing box. The letters only go until June. I haven’t read any of them yet but perhaps that is when my grandfather got out of the service and/or came home. 1944 is next. That year had the most letters. I’m looking forward to getting them… Continue reading Family history project – day 3
I’m finishing up sorting the envelopes by year. I have a pile of “unclassifiables”, things that aren’t dated. A couple of telegrams, some cards that must have been given in-person because they’re not addressed (or one that is addressed but not stamped), two envelopes from 1942, and one from 1941 and 1947 (this one addressed to… Continue reading Family history project day 2
I have yet to come up with a catchy name for my project. When I do come up with a name I will start a separate blog, but for now I’m going to document here. A few years ago my aunt let me have a handful of letters that were written between my grandparents while… Continue reading Family history project