(I've said this a few times on this site)
"It's possible that reunions are as important as other activities in our lives. A family reunion, certainly, is an extraordinary event."
Make this year's Old Family Reunion an extraordinary event in your life. August 28th, 2011, will be a memorable event only if your family attends!
I posted a photo of our Grandmother, Joy Belle (Woodard) Old, on the photo page. Also, the software, Family Tree Maker 2011 (found in most stores and on the internet) converts well with the file sent by cousin Bill Old. We can share it with anyone interested. For me this software and the info file is the very essence of our family history and ranks up there with the 3 important documents on our family history. A simple email to you with an "attached" downloadable file will make this FTM software come alive! I also think the dates are quite accurate and I've found no discrepancies with the information. This is a fun software to research our family and to guide one to further add even more information.
Finally, I'm beginning to understand James Old/Mary Lee in better light. It could be that Mary Lee went by the name Martha and would explain the difficulties with my research. Bill Old's paper, "The Old Family of Allegheny County of Pennsylvania", gives some reasonable dates on them and complements the U.S. Census on James H. Old. I'm working on a Summary for James H. Old & Mary (Martha) Lee and will post it soon.
Happy 4th of July and remember the date for our OLD FAMILY REUNION, August 28, 2011.