finding your roots

grand mother’s school pjhotoes – I hope

Garth Tuttle May 23, 2012

I was told I might be part Indian, through my paternal grandmother. SHe, in turn, wsa told htat one her mother’s ancestors wsa “Part Spanish “… my great grand father, John c. “Jack Potter” has been hard to trace. On line family trees are no use: those which show a record of his family line, or my g. grand mothers, are all eronious … BUT: last night, I saw school pictures of a girl who wsa hte right age, in the right place at the right time. SHe looks A LOT like my father, and, YES, DOES look part “indian” ! – oh, and she played trombeone, ame as I.

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