My father, Edgar Bates, passed away in 1992 at the age of 79. As I was going through his things, I began to realize how little I knew about his early life and his family history. I found a baby book that my grandmother Beatrice Bates had put together. Besides noting his vital statistics, she had pasted in a number of photographs of dad at various ages. There were relatives mentioned that neither I nor other family members recognized. Read more »about The Questions That Got Me Started
Category: Father's Family
These are articles about my Bates relatives and ancestors.
For the starting post on this site, I will provide a little information on what the blog is about and follow with my basic family background. My intent here is to share the information I find (and have found) while digging into my family history. I am focusing initially on my father’s side, the Bates lines reaching back five generations (so far), and families they merged with along the way. Read more »about Background On Bates Genealogy