Saturday, June 25, 2011

Maurice Reginald Lee-Thomas: Personal History

Maurice had started his personal history by tape recording.  The recordings were left along with the Family History that was saved and passed on to his children.  The recording was made in 1979, he died in 1983, and the tapes were transcribed in 2006.  It was 23 years from the time of his death until this recording was transcribed.  It was quite an experience for me to transcribe this tape and hear the voice which I hadn't heard in 23 years. It is amazing that these recordings were still in good condition after so many years.  Here is a link to the transcription.

Monday, June 20, 2011

Marriage of Maurice Reginald Lee-Thomas

Maurice Reginald Lee-Thomas married Florence Christensen on 30 June 1933.  They were married in the Salt Lake Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints.  They were married by Heber J. Grant who was President of the Church at that time.  Notice that Heber J. Grant's signature is on the marriage certificate and the marriage license.  In this link there is also a copy of a hand written invitation to their wedding reception.  It would be 99% sure that this was my mother's (Florence Christensen's) handwriting.  The place of the reception was at 529 Seventh Street.  This was the home of Florence and her parents.  It was also the place where Maurice and Florence lived after their marriage.  The link below will take you to this marriage information.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Henry Lee-Thomas: Complete Military Record

The complete military record of Henry Lee-Thomas can be viewed at the Australia National Archive website:  Here are the steps: > name search > record search > basic search > Henry Lee Thomas > from 1913 - 1918 > view digital copy.  I just did this a few minutes ago and there are 114 pages.  It seems that there are many duplicates. I did not go through all of the pages, but will when there is more time.

The Australia relative (M. Field) from my previous post reminded me of this.  Thanks!!

Interesting Things Happen

Last Sunday, my daughter-in-law received a Facebook post from a previous neighbor concerning a visit the neighbor was having with a Thredgold Australia relative.  Immediately, I heard about this post and started some detective work.  Within a short period of time, I had found out who was visiting who.  This detective work put me in touch with a relative I met two years ago, C.S. Thredgold, who knew exactly what was going on.  Via e-mail,   I told her about this Blog.    Now another relative from Australia  (who I didn't know about before, M Field) has reached me via this blog because of my communication with C.S.      What a small world the Internet has made.  This all happened within just a few days.  Interesting things do happen with Family History.