ON 12/26/2007, wrote:
Wow, that's quite a wonderful story!
I was the one who originally helped Gerhard when he first contacted the
list, by finding obituaries for the relatives he was seeking. Linda in
Thank you for the compliment.
Yes, I recall that you were the one who originally helped Gerhard. I
printed out every one of those messages. You gave me an excellent starting
point from which to work. I already knew when they had died, and where they
were buried. After that, going to McHenry, IL, and getting the wills and
probates became so much easier. Then it was just a case of finding out who
the people were that were in the wills and where they fitted in.
I was absolutely convinced that I could succeed, based on what I already
knew and the fact that Illinois wasn't that far away so I could do hands-on
searching. I felt so bad when I came to one dead end after the next.
Thank you for giving me such a good beginning.