Week #10 – Genealogy Road Trip

Grave of Dr Calvin S. Bingham, Sr

No two genealogy road trips are the same but they’re always fun and meaningful. Describe a memorable trip in your past. Where did you go? What did you find (or not find)? Did you meet any new cousins? What did the trip mean to you and your family?This challenge runs from Sunday, March 4, 2012 through Saturday, March 10, 2012.

In September 2010, my mom and I journeyed from Houston to Victoria, Texas. This day trip led us to the town where my grandfather, a chiropractor, lived and thrived. After eating at the Fossati’s Deli (the oldest in Texas), Mom and I drove over to the house where she was born. Not only did her family live in this pretty two story, my grandfather’s practice was on the side of the house. I took pictures and we climbed back into the car.

Next, we visited Memorial Cemetery, to visit my grandfather’s grave. We also saw the graves of aunts and uncles. Again, I took pictures and have since uploaded them to Find A Grave. 🙂

Lastly, we stopped at  Victoria Public Library and used their Genealogy and Local History collections to see where my grandfather’s first office and home had been. We also found a picture of my late uncle.

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