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[ca. 1880] - 2007 predominant after 1980 (Creation)
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ca. 200 photographs : b&w and col. ; 17 x 25 cm or smaller
ca. 90 photographs : b&w and col. negatives ; 35 mm
2 CD-ROM : mp3, TIFF, and MS Word file formats
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Series consists of records created or collected by Sandra Moore nee Gordon, granddaughter of George W. Gordon. Series includes some of Moore's personal records which notably include records relating to the settlement of the estates of Lillian Gordon, Rhena Gordon, and Mary Ann Gordon and related disputes.
The majority of the series comprises Moore's research materials for her extensive work on the Wingfield, Gordon and Beamish families. This work branched out to include families who were otherwise related or intermarried into these families. Moore's research activities were substantial and this series documents the working methods of a serious genealogist prior to and at the beginning of the digital age.
Much of the research was arranged by Moore in files or binders based on the individual or family she was researching, or on related correspondents with whom she consulted. This organization has largely been maintained and is indicated by file titles. Materials include correspondence, notes, clippings, family trees, computer print-outs and original archival materials such as photographs, letters, and certificates. This archival material was left in situ by the archivist as Moore's files often provide the only context and identifying commentary for these records.
One of Moore's major personal projects was a history of the Beamish family, which she summarized in a group of self-printed booklets on branches of that family presented at a family reunion. This series contains her research notes for that project as well as a scrapbook which served as a preview of her work (perhaps presented at another family function). Besides multiple instances of her Beamish research, there are also several iterations of research about Gordon and Wingfield family members. The origins of Eliza Park Wingfield (Gordon's mother) and his unknown father also exercised Moore.