|23rd & Delmar Church of God In Christ|
|Grandfather George - Back row on left & Daniel Gaines - Back row center|
As I continued to look through the treasure trove I came across a calendar from 2008. It was a calendar commemorating the church’s 100th year in existence.
|Elder & 1st Lady Bostick|
I began looking through the calendar at other photos taken during the church’s history.
|Men in Sanctuary|
|Baptizing at the Riverfront - Mississippi River|
Bingo!! The background of this photo identified the church from above that included my grandfather. Based on the dates of when the family migrated to St. Louis and other information shared, placed the timeframe somewhere in the early-1940s.
|Inside Sanctuary at 23rd & Delmar COGIC|
By the late 1940s the family, reason unknown, moved to another assembly, Holy Ghost Tabernacle COGIC. Once again, my grandfather is shown in the photograph.
|Holy Ghost Tabernacle COGIC|
I went to visit a relative and showed both photos to her. She identified another relative, my maternal grandmother’s brother Daniel captioned in the first photo and recognized her own picture in the one above - Holy Ghost Tabernacle! In 1956 mother moved a final time to another assembly, Christ Southern MB Church.
When tracing your roots it is vital to leave no stone unturned. Those small tidbits of information may lead you to key dates and important events where your ancestors were a part.