Family History

My mother was an only child and her mother had inherited most of my great gradmother's papers.  This family archive provides a detailed and personal view of life mostly centered around McKean County in Pennsylvania.

Family Stories

01/03/2022

This morning I was reading a Quora post (Quora is a guilty pleasure) about how to reapond to unwanted advice ro new parents. One conversation veered into stories about insisting on breastfeeding in the hospital. I contributed this response... but after rereading it I realized this is the first time I remembered this interaction in a long, long...

Dennison Woodcock was an important figure in some of my grandmother's stories. I remember the chair she explained was from the "butter bowl factory." I also remember it being a a very comfortable, small work or desk chair. My mom told me to look for the little, yellow book of his. When I found it there were a couple small...

I have just finished transcribing and editing my Great-Grandmother's autobiography. It is written in pencil, with lovely script penmanship in two little (3X5 1/2") notebooklets. I have tried to edit lightly, adding punctuation and updated spellings. There were also places where I have had to figure out a particular word, using a magnifying glass...