Finlay Family Genealogy

Finding Our Ancestors, and Sharing Their Stories

Graduates from Our Family Tree

This past month, our eldest daughter graduated from college. Aside from the fact that this event caused me both excitement…

Remembering Kenneth Stacey

On Veterans Day this year, I remembered Kenneth L. Stacey. He is not my relation, but a grand-uncle of my…

Dancing the Night Away: From the Journal of Betty Alice Johnson

In January 1945, Betty Alice Johnson was a 17-year-old high school student in Preston, Idaho. Her daily journals tell of…

Dwight’s Mountain Adventure

Dwight Farnworth had a magical way with words. He memorized and wrote poetry, wrote his life history and also kept…

The Settee

One of my favorite heirlooms is an antique settee. It came from my Grandma Billee, who received it from one…

Grandma Barton Babysits

Billee Barton grew up in Oklahoma City surrounded by extended family members. She could walk one direction down the road…

Pocket Knives and Willow Whistles

Frank Wiltbank grew up in the small town of Greer, Arizona, along the banks of the Little Colorado River. When…

Sports Star to Invalid: The Life-Changing Injury of Arch Miller Corn, Jr.

The rigging above Arch’s head looked sturdy enough now that Hoot and Walt had completed their construction. Arch tentatively reached…

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