06 May 2012

Happy 129th Birthday, Grandpa Harry Glover

(Click on picture to see closer image.)
Source:  Michigan. Jackson County. 1874-1889. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. FHL microfilm 0941624. Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

I never knew my grandfather Harry Glover as he died seven years before I was born.  My dad didn't know a whole lot about him because his dad never talked much about those types of things.  Harry is the one to blame for my obsession with genealogy though. 

My dad was writing his autobiography and wanted to include information about his father.  I thought I could help him by researching online about him.  The first genealogical record I ever found was Harry's World War I draft registration, from this one record I was hooked.  I still remember the excitement I felt when I found it.

I wasn't content with just that record, so I ordered the Jackson County Michigan birth index, from the Family History Library,  to see if I could find his birth record.  I located him in the index, indexed as Hally Glover.  Next, I ordered the Michigan Jackson County Births, 1874-1889 microfilm(see image above) and the rest is history as they say.

L-R:  Harry Glover with his son, Bruce Glover
Taken in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, date unknown. 

Happy Birthday, Grandpa Glover.  I love getting to know you through my dad.  I hope you are enjoying your 129th birthday, today! 

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