Lidgett Family Book
Last Wednesday, after my FHC director's meeting I stopped by my cousin Ernie Lidgett's house to photograph the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal received by their son, a member of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police. While I was there, they talked about the Lidgett Family Book that we had discussed 2 or 3 years ago. Donna Lidgett had given me a $50 bill towards my expenses (which still sits in my wallet). On Wednesday I returned home with a large envelope of papers and another envelope of old photos. My "mission" was to turn all of this into a book.
Over the past week I have been inputting and verifying information. I already had some of it, but I had to review the papers and make sure that the computer file was complete as possible. I also had to scan the photos, and the results here were disappointing. My current scanner is a Lexmark, and it does not do as good of job as my old scanners did. But I have now scanned the photos. I hope the results are acceptable.
I also did additional research and made some phone calls to Ernie and Donna to fill in some blanks. I knew that Ivy Firth was a cousin the Uncle Albert, but I could not fit her into the family tree. Guess what! She is from the Lee side of the family tree! Once I knew that I was able to find information about her. Donna mentioned that my own mother looked after Ivy's oldest son while Ivy was away to give birth to her younger son. I knew that Mom had worked for the Olson family as a teenager, and that Ivy had married one of the Olson sons, but hadn't realized that Mom knew Ivy.
In any case, I feel that progress is being made on the Lidgett book. Here are their smiling faces coming to Canada.
Jim, Art, Fred, Albert
Jack, Kate, Liza, Jim, Ivy Firth (niece)