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Saturday, October 22, 2005

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From The Decatur (Ala.) Daily of Oct. 21, 2005:

Quilting a family legacy

Heirloom, technology helping man piece together his family background


By Holly Hollman
DAILY Staff Writer

Bill Carwile's pursuit of family history is akin to the 157-year-old quilt his mother's family has handed down.

With patches of information, the Decatur resident pieces together his genealogical background.

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Sometimes, Carwile finds information by accident, and then his research pays off. Once when he tried to e-mail his niece and mistyped her e-mail address, his e-mail went to a Carwile in California. Turns out, she is a distant relative.

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