Saturday, August 30, 2008

Finding Claude and Nadine Dawson

I posted on 27 August about the World War II love letters exchanged between Claude and Nadine Dawson that were saved from the trash compactor here. I wondered if this was a case for the Genealogue readers or the Unclaimed Persons team.

Chris Dunham on The Genealogue posted about the article here, and had one response from fellow genea-blogger Craig Manson. Craig just posted his findings on his own blog, Geneablogie, in An Attempted Act of Genealogical Kindness.

Craig has found death records for Claude and Nadine, 1920 and 1930 census records for Claude, school records for Claude, voter registration records, and tried to identify their children through birth indexes. Read all of Craig's study in his blog post. Craig is pretty close to solving this puzzle, and I hope he gets the recognition he deserves for working hard on it.

Thanks, Craig, for picking up this ball and running with it. Will he get a touchdown? Only time will tell.

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