Originally posted: Dec 28, 2011 - recreated deleted post
I haven't had much time to work on the family history over the last few
months (well make that 6 months - a bit more than a few). And, I'm not
sure how much time I'll have over the next 6 months, but I started
looking at it again over Christmas and decided I needed to get organized
- once again. So, I am starting to sort through all those family
photos and clipping images I've collected over the years and now it's
time to get them documented and linked to the correct people on the
So I'm starting with this newspaper clipping that I scanned into my
computer during my last visit to sister-in-law Judy, when she generously
allowed me to scan in all her old family photos and memorabilia.
This has been around for a long time. Unfortunately, this is all there
is; no name of the newspaper, no date -- just this short piece cut from
the local paper and lovingly saved all these years. But, we do have the
names and addresses of Howard F.
and Dorothy L. Maddin who took out a marriage license sometime before 3
p.m. on Oct 25th. We don't know it was that day or even during that
week, but since they were married on 2 Nov. 1938 we can assume that the
newspaper refers to 25 Oct. 1938. Since, we don't know where the
newspaper was published we can't be 100% sure that they were married in
Buffalo, but a quick search on Google Earth of both addresses in
Buffalo, shows that they were about 1/2 mile apart.
Next I need to locate the actual marriage license to complete the documentation on Howie's and Judy's parent's marriage.