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Heather Wilkinson Rojo's Blog – September 2013 Archive (1)

The Sneaker King, Marquis Mills Converse

When I was just a teen aged kid, I started tracing our genealogy.  I had some help from a night class I took, and then I was on my own in the genealogy stacks of the reading room at the American Antiquarian Society in Worcester, Massachusetts.   I was lucky because it was the mid-1970s, and I had interviewed my grandparents, who had been born in the 1890s.  They knew all about their own parents and grandparents, which took me right to the “Tan Books”.  In those days (pre-internet),…

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Added by Heather Wilkinson Rojo on September 1, 2013 at 8:19am — No Comments

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