Started doing genealogy in High School, but was not very good about getting sources other than "as told to me by my grandmother", etc. but I collected several photos and Bible pages. Between then and now there were many gaps in my pursuit of my family lines, but it was never totally forgotten. A more serious approach to sources happened after graduation from UW - especially since a US Archive is located in Seattle fairly close to my first 'home' - which led to spending a lot of time reading microfilm records. A major gap in my pursuit of genealogy was during the child-rearing years = children and full time job, what a time consumer ;-) But I am now retired and trying to dig through old info to get back on track.
First-hand information entered by David Sloat - based on birth certificate, school records, known job history and other clear memories
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