Search for roots leads one man to Cedar Grove

When Raymond Reddick began going through his grandmother’s attic after she passed away in 1985, he stopped to look through a box of pictures. Inside were photographs of his family members going back several generations.

For Reddick, it was just the beginning of an investigation into his family’s history that would take him from Boston to Connecticut to Chicago, and finally to a grave in Dorchester’s Cedar Grove cemetery. His imagination fired by the photographs, Reddick immediately wondered how he could match names to the unidentified faces.

“I decided to take advantage of all of the older relatives who were still alive at the time, in their nineties,” Reddick said.

His relatives were able to identify many of the subjects in the photos, and from there Reddick was able to construct a rudimentary lineage. Read more . . .

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