Finlay Family Genealogy

Finding Our Ancestors, and Sharing Their Stories

Author: Melissa Finlay

The Louis and Dorothy Johnson Scrapbook

My great-aunt Joyce was a longtime family historian. She left many good resources for those genealogists that came after her….

From Billee’s Kitchen, an Heirloom Cookbook

I visited my grandmother Billee in person for the last time when she was 90 years old. I spent several…

Hot Tamale Pie by Nora

This family recipe has been handed down from Nora Presnell Farnworth. Nora herself wrote, “this is a whole dinner in…

Life History of Nora Presnell Farnworth, Part 1

It is a fortunate thing when an ancestor leaves behind their own life history. Such is the case with my…

English Pea Salad Like Luby’s Cafeteria by Billee

This family recipe has been handed down from Billee Barton Corn. Billee frequented Luby’s cafeteria often with friends and co¬≠workers….

The Dangers of Searching for Civil War Deserters

We have several accounts of Civil War soldiers in our family tree who were assigned for a time to the…

To My Dear Wife Nora

Shortly after they married, Percy and Nora Farnworth left to serve as missionaries for their church. Surprisingly they were sent…

Granola by Betty

This family recipe has been handed down from Betty Johnson Farnworth. It can be used as a breakfast cereal, a…

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