About this Issue
Note from the Editors
January is our time for family history and once again Elwyn Van Etten presents us with course in family research, Genealogy 501. "Bim" Van Etten is lead volunteer at Steele Memorial Library in Elmira where he frequently conducts week-long seminars in genealogy. He also supplied the list of terms and abbreviations for sleuths working in old records.
Donovan A. Shilling relates Blanche Scott's life of automobile and flying exploits. Don Shilling is curator of the Rochester & Genesee Valley Railroad Museum at Rush, New York. His writing appears monthly in the Rochesterian magazine. Don Shilling combines his interest in local history with creating miniatures. On Saturday afternoon, January 14,1995, he is presenting "History in Miniature: Construction and Display of Historic Miniatures" at the Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport in conjunction with the current exhibit of dollhouses and miniature railroads.
Robert Anderson gives tribute to Jack MacCaul who lived near Lake Keuka when Bob was a boy in the 1930s. Bob lives in New Hartford, New York, and is Emeritus Professor of Political Science at Utica College of Syracuse University.
An account of the descendants of Hopestill Bigelow is provided by his great-great-great granddaughter Helena Howard. Included is a long letter telling of desperate times during the Revolution written by a namesake and grandson of the Hopestill Bigelow who had moved to Lake Champlain from Tyringham, Massachusetts. Helena is a founding member of the JoHo's group of genealogy researchers. She lives near Rock Stream, New York.
This issue contains the last installment in the series of articles on the chautauqua movement by Paul Worboys who lives in Honeoye Falls. The series was first published in the Mendon--Honeoye Falls-Lima Sentinel in 1992. Paul's story about the traveling circuses that came to Honeoye Falls appeared in the July 1994 issue of the Crooked Lake Review.
Mrs. Charles Malloy of Dundee presents an account taken from Clayton's History of Steuben County, N. Y., that relates experiences of her ancestors in Bradford, New York.
Cornelius Younglove's entries in his diary from the month of January 1827 have been saved and transcribed by his descendant Leonard Paul Wood of Pleasant Valley.