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My mother has always been interested in family history. While raising six children, she pursued her hobby of researching and developing an extensive family tree with branches recording the names of grandparents that make up our lineage. Mom wanted to do more than simply fill in blank lines with names and dates; she was truly interested in the lives of those that came before us, whose characteristics her children inherited and whose faces we resembled.

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Opinion, Pages 6 on 07/06/2011

Print Headline: Letters reveal interesting details in the lives of people and ancestors

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