Sometimes the exigencies of life preempt the most well-laid plans, and genealogical plans are no exception. I had planned out what I wanted to accomplish in 2019 for my own (non-client) family history. But then my Uncle Bob was diagnosed with stage-four pancreatic cancer, and all those plans were thrown out the window.
As the eldest son and executor of my grandparents’ estates, Uncle Bob has the lion’s share of the surviving family papers. So his sister (my Aunt Gwen) and I are jointly descending on Virginia this weekend to help Bob go through those papers and make plans for preservation and distribution. Once we made these plans, though, it occurred to me that this would also be my last opportunity to interview two of my mother’s three siblings together.
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