When you're writing - or in this case re-writing history - it's important to make sure the facts are right. This is particularly challenging with the Marsters story because so much fact is intertwined with family folklore. I'm not saying the family stories are false, but we all know how much a story can change in the telling especially over generations. Wherever possible, I have followed my journalistic tenet and looked for at least two separate sources, one of which is supported by documentary evidence.. Not all writers have been as meticulous which is why I believe this is the definitive Marsters story.
There are many loose ends which you may be able to help tie up. If you have any additional information, please email me
and, with your permission, I will share that through this website. Copies of photographs and documents relating to early family members would be especially welcome too. Click here for a list of acknowledgements and sources. And remember this is still research in progress for a book which I hope will finally separate fact from fiction. For detailed acknowlegements, please click here
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