Saturday, May 7, 2011

Seattle Times Historical Archive

As a student at the University of Washington, I get free access to the Seattle Times Historical Archive. I am taking this opportunity to do some more research on my poor, neglected Gemmills. It's kind of ironic that I spent the least amount of time researching the family that lived closest to me (From my apartment, I can see the cemetery where they were buried, and if I was feeling adventurous I could bike to the home where they lived). For whatever reason, though, I just don't get around to studying this line very often.

But today I have already come across some interesting things, even a picture of my great-grandmother Jessica McCarthy (a very grainy picture, but a picture nonetheless!)

I also found their wedding announcement:

I also found a pretty interesting article about their son (my grandfather) George Gemmill.

This article is pretty funny to me, because although I never met my grandfather, I have always heard about how he was a very austere person who loved rules. For example, he would punish his kids for cutting butter off the wrong end of the cube! I like this article because it shows that he actually DID "live on the wild side" at least once in his life.

So that's what I have been up to lately. And if anyone needs a lookup in the Seattle Times, let me know! :)


  1. Ooooohhhh... I have all kinds of ancestors in Seattle. I'll bet you could find a lot for me! ;-)
    I love the photo of your great grandmother. Beautiful and what a find!

  2. It's nice to have ancestors from Washington...supposedly we are the state with the best online genealogy resources. If you do want anything looked up let me know :)

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