Re: Communicating significant events back in the day
- Thanks for the replies. It happens that I don't have the family bible and if there is anyone that would have known the relatives I am looking for, they passed away years ago. Also, given what I know about the family, it really doesn't suprise me that there isn't more info out there.
However, this discussion has given me some ideas. Thanks for the all of the info.
--- In TexasCzechs@yahoogroups.com, "George Patrick" <GPATRICK@...> wrote:
> Most families had at least one person who took the job of recording such things in the Family Bible. But, some of these folks were better at recording than others which seems to be about the same today with all of the fancy gadgets. My grandmother had two Bibles which were clearly visible on top of a long buffet (sic), one for The Lord's Work and one for family records. On the wall just above the two Bibles was a picture of Jesus with those cleverly painted eyes that watched and followed you as you walked across the dining room--remember that? Somehow, someone from another family who married into my family, ended up with the Bible that recorded family events. It was evidently sold to some genealogy organization and now, when I need to find out something from that Bible, I have to go online to read the transcribed version of the records.
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> Subject: [TexasCzechs] Communicating significant events back in the day
> I have always wondered how people communicated events such as deaths, births, and other significant events to the community back in the days before phone, internet, etc. I wonder about this every time I look for an old obit and don't find it or look for family members in old newspapers during times when I know certain events have occurred.
> For example, I have several relatives that died between 1900 and 1920. Some were well known, respected members of their communities and there is not even a mention of their death in the local paper.
> Does anybody have some info on how people communicated life's events before all of today's gadgets and gizmos came along?