GeneaChat June2018- Fun in the Sun: Our Ancestor’s Vacations Recap-What are Y’all Saying?
The month of July has been all about sharing what we know about our ancestor’s vacation and travel adventures. For even the poorest of families, taking some time to visit other relations or a nearby park or landmark was a way to relax from the day to day grind.
Most of my family traveled to nearby family, but some were able to go across the country and one to Europe. Newspaper reports on who went where and visited who and ephemera like postcards, ticket stubs, and receipts can give clues to vacations or day trips.
In the original post, I shared a few links to stories I wrote about my ancestor’s travels.
So, what did y’all have to say?
Scalene Dagutis of the Tangle Roots and Branches blog writes about the experiences of Albert Einstein and the Charlie Fischer Band as they traveled together on a cruise ship from New York to Havana, Cuba.
A Diary and postcards tell the story of a 1916 honeymoon in Laura Hedgecock ’s post, Century-Old Honeymoon Journal: New York City in 1916 on her blog Treasure Chest of Memories.
Reader Harriette Lockhart comments:
My grandmother, Harriette Tull Cooper McKewn Glover, was born in Henderson, NC and she and her family vacationed at Nags Head on the Outer Banks of NC. Don’t have any details. After she married and moved to Orangeburg, SC she and her daughters visited her family in Henderson each summer. When I was growing up, we vacationed at Edisto Island, SC. Now that I live in Seattle my favorite vacations are to the Carolinas, where I’m always hoping to find out more about my ancestors.
Thanks to everyone who took the time to share a link or comment about the stores in their family tree.
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