Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Allen Family material

 Edward's maternal grandmother was Margaret Evelyn Allen born 3 Nov 1880 in McLean Township, Muskoka, Ontario. Her parents were James C Allen and Hannah Catherine Parlee both of whom were born in New Brunswick. Margaret was their youngest child (the eleventh). The summer of 2019 we made a long trip up to near Timmins where many of his Allen cousins still live so that Edward could share information on the Allen family. There are three or four boxes of Allen material that I am contemplating asking these cousins if they would like this material. 

The last two years before COVID-19 when we could still travel we visited so many cousins but Edward never expressed any thoughts on what to do with the vast number of pictures and other items which he acquired for his family lines through the years. He did realize that the girls were not interested in genealogy beyond looking at what he had done. Perhaps he hoped that they would find an interest and they do have some but boxes and boxes of pictures (all scanned) need to have a permanent home where family members can view them. The Allen family that we visited has an extensive collection so I may ask if they would like what Edward collected.

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