Around 1906, my grandparents and great grandparents moved from Michigan to California. This included all my grandfather’s siblings except one, as well as most of my grandmother’s family. All told, there were at least 21 family members, possibly more, so I’ll call it a migration. I think that the Bates moved out together, but I think the that the Lockwoods may have moved a bit later. I have not determined what may have prompted them to leave Michigan. In this post, I will present what I do know about where they settled in California. Read more »about Migration – From Michigan to California
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Family history information about Michael's grandmother.
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
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