Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Goals for the New Year...

In looking back at the information I have found in researching this past year, I thought it best to lay out some plans for 2009. 

1. Find out who the parents are for John O'Connell.
2. Find out who the parents are for Bridget Curran O'Connell.
3. Place the remaining 2 O'Connell's at St Paul's/St Mary's Cemetery into the family tree.
4. Go to NY and visit the cemeteries and get photo's of grave markers (St Paul's/St Mary's, Black River and Mount Carmel). Plus meet the family I have found.
5. Continue to blog my research and findings on a regular basis.
6. Start more in depth research on the Springer line.

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Another Letter Update

Merry Christmas to all. Today I received a great gift. An email from D O'Connell, in response to my earlier letter. He states he has passed info on to his sister in Az. and will follow up with a call next week. I did reply to his email, with my goal in all of this. Which, right now is to get the family back to Ireland. Also that I have many questions and look forward to speaking with him soon.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Reply from T Fuller

I was so excited today, when I checked the mail and found a reply from Mrs Fuller. She does not have much info on the family. Never met her Grandparents and met the Aunts and Uncles only after her Father passed in 1942. She does have an old family picture that has names and dates listed on the back. These happen to be the 6 people buried on St Paul's Cemetery, Hudson Falls, NY.
She replied saying she hopes to hear back from me and hopes to hear anything I may find on the family. 

I cannot tell you how excited I am with each letter returned. Every little piece of information adds something. Even though the writer seems to think they have nothing. I look forward to corresponding with her again. 

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Letter Updates

Just wanted to keep everyone posted, I have not had any replies on the 3 letters I sent out. As soon as I do, I will let you know. 

I have spent my time the past week researching Al's family. I will be starting a new blog on this one.