This is Orra Curtis Rowe, my grandmother (my father´s mother)
and sole inspiration for my genie life. We didn´t get
to see them too often, for they
were in Calif, then we moved to Utah, and finally in Ohio.
seeing the family tree she had completed when I was a child.
I was still a
bit young to remember it, but I do recall thinking it was pretty
Grandma was ripped from my life when I was about 10 I
saw the family tree again sometime after her death, nearly a
teenager and old enough to understand it. I only remembered
some surnames, and titles, but I have no idea which side it
the history going back as far as the 1500s. Shortly before
my father died in 1987, I was curious
about the family tree, but he couldn´t find it and his sister
in Calif, couldn´t find her copy either. I found this
a little distressing, so I set out on a conquest to redo what
she did, and hopefully of going further back, which I think
I did, at least in her branch. I started shortly before
1990, and started contacting relatives of my fathers, that I
had never known about. The past 10 years have alternated
from active, passive & dormant searching. Until this
past year, alot of doors have opened for me, some of the doors
are only ajar, but they open slowly most of the time.