"Life must be lived forward, but it can only be understood backward."
Well, relatives, the Hesslau AND Noto sides are now updated with all names/dates, but I'll have to wait until another time to do all the scanning of documents and pictures. Feel free to send me a note if you need any information or have a major event that needs to be added to the details (birth/marriage/death/etc.). Our ancestry.com tree is private and will remain so until everything is complete. I'm even playing with idea of making our own family books, available for purchase through ancestry.com. It will take some extra time, but there are so many interesting options! I'll keep you posted.
April 3, 2011
It's been about five years since my computer crashed without backing up my 600+ names/dates of my family tree. I do still have the hard copies, but I've never found the drive to reenter all the data. This summer, I hope to start the process and save my tree at ancestry.com. (I'll update this post when the tree is ready for viewing).
Meanwhile, here are a few of the documents I've accumulated on the Hesslau side of the family (please be patient... the other sides of the family will come in time):
1850 Census Pennsylvania: HAAS family...John (Otto) 36, Hannah (Johanna) 46, Jonas 5, Livia 3
1930 Census: Chicago... William & Otelia, William and Margaret