I didn't get back to get photos on Howard and Roscoe Smith's posts, but promise to in the future. I want to keep the family all together, so am still looking for more of their articles. In the mean time, I went on Howard's page on my Ancestry.com. He was my great uncle. Wow, I discovered he was one of 11 or 12 children, not to mention 4 half sibs from his father's first marriage. He married my grandfather's sister Anna.
Then, I checked on Find A Grave and discovered his parents are buried just a few miles from me in Mt. Upton, NY. Someone has done a beautiful job of tracing the family for several generations and added family photos which I always love.
When checking in Unadilla at the history room, there wasn't one piece of information about either Howard or Anna. Howard was the Postmaster there for over 20 years! I can sit home on my puter and come up with all this family information on Ancestry.com (especially via the census reports) and Find A Grave. Hours and hours of fun research. Can you tell that I'm a genealogy addict?
Who would have thought of this modern age of computers? Certainly not me graduating from high school in 1956. Electric typewriters weren't even in at our school yet. A calculator had buttons and a handle. We've come a long way, baby!