07 March 2011

Photographs and documents

The wonderful thing about buying an old building with the contents is all the treasures you come across in the process of cleaning up and oh, what a process it is. American Pickers (Mike & Frank) would be in hog heaven if it was 10 years from now and all of it were antiques. Yet, the little treasures are here, photographs, books and documents, more valuable than any piece of  furniture in my opinion, if for no other reason than those items give you documentation of the history of the area.

I love the old trains, after all I am named for the Katy Rail Road. The best Birthday present I ever received was when gramps taught me to drive the train at the old round house in Osage, OK. What a wonderful treat it was to go to work with him. Check out the car's, what memories they bring back. This picture was taken in Cassville, the train however, choo-choo along all over the state and perhaps all over the United States.

The number on the side of this locomotive is 345,
it is a Frisco steam engine and ran through Cassville, and across Missouri and the nation.

28 September 2008

New Site!

The Dade county site has been reformatted so that I can keep track of where everything is. I hope everybody likes it. I will be adding more material as the days go by and welcome your data. Please post it here and it will be added to the site as well as here to share or send it to me at pasttracker@gmail.com I would really like to receive some deeds, wills, probate records, which seem to be lacking on the site.
I really appreciate the contributions I have been receiving.

24 September 2008

Mission of Dade County Genealogy Blog

Glad you dropped by. Please feel free to share your photos and genealogies with others. This blog has been set up so that you can discuss your research and find all those Brick Walls. It will serve as digital diary of what is happening in Dade County. Please feel free to post your Reunions here and I will also place them on the Dade County site.

Thanks for dropping by.