SERENDIPITOUS GENEALOGICAL CONNECTIONS
I am happy to have found two more members of our large, extended family. Erich and his mother, Rosetta, (center and right)arrived from Washington D.C. and Maryland earlier this week to visit the Skidmore Museum and research their genealogy in the area. They were such wonderful people, and I really enjoyed meeting with them.
Erich contacted the museum and made arrangements to have it opened during the time of their arrival in the area, and asked if there were any distant relatives still living nearby, that they could meet. A museum board member (left) called me and we all met at the museum for 4 or 5 hours, while Erich worked feverishly to gather and scan as much information as he could in the time they had. Keith Petrus joined the group and added much to the topic of Skidmore history and genealogy, plus helped pull out and search through boxes of old newspaper clippings and other memorabilia.