Recently I received a flash from the past in the form of a notebook containing my first attempts at genealogical research. Only a few pages remain and the first few pages contain monthly reminders on planting flowers and caring for flower beds. In the back of the notebook is a list of books I thought might be helpful in researching the Jerome family. Another page contains a rough pedigree chart showing the descendants of Timothy Jerome. Included in this chart is Jennie Jerome (born 1854), who married Lord Randolph Spencer-Churchill, who were the parents of Winston Churchill.
The pages are yellowed, but the writing is still distinct. There are two dates given - April 25, 1968 and May 2, 1969 - but what these dates mean is a mystery. I have always thought my research began seriously in 1969, but maybe it was actually 1968. Another mystery is this statement: "Mrs. John Sloane of N.Y. City has possession of Jerome family Bible & family scrapbook." Hmmm. Wonder if she still has it.
First research notebook
Published 3 June 2018, Western Kentucky Genealogy Blog, http://wkygenealogy.blogspot.com/