The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #120096   Message #2612482
Posted By: mg
16-Apr-09 - 12:08 PM
Thread Name: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 2009
Subject: RE: Obit: Seattle's John Ross, Mudcatter, April 09
I personally do not care at this time about the collection. I am not talking about the collection. Let me try to be clear. There are things we can be doing to find the next of kin or conclude reasonably that none exist. The police have asked for help. We have the whole internet at our disposal. If we can get the name of the parents we are further along. I have genealogy people working on this but if someone has time please help. WE are sucking up police time for something I think we should be doing ourselves, if we are capable, have time and are interested in moving this along. I think it is indecent for a man to lie in a morgue for weeks while we talk about his record collction.

Now, I have to go to work. I wonder if someone could check the college..St. John's College in Annapolis, and see if the alumni office has any old records..same with high schools in Brookline..all we need is the name of the parents and we can go from there.

I have also written to a Jewish community ..JSP??? The name Ross came up in a search...but if someone could write a few of the synagogues where his parents might have worshiped. We think we know where he was from..someone has a way of finding out the names of his parents and from there genealogists can take over and find next of kin. The police said they had some hints but specifically asked for help.

If people do something along these lines, please say whatthey are so we don't duplicate...

Worry about his Sergeant Pepper albums later. l mg