My cousin, Mike Murray, my father's brother's youngest son, has been diagnosed with Stage 4 cancer. We don't know how long he has, so I decided I could actually do something for him. With lots of help from the President of the Ohio Genealogical
Society, Margaret Cheney, who is also the Chair of the First Families of Ohio Committee, I was able to prove that the family of my Aunt Eleanor, Mike's mom, was in Ohio before 1820. They were actually in Ohio before it became a state in 1803. I
also had great help from Diana, at the Warren County Ohio, Genealogical Society, and Joan at the Greene County Archives - both absolute angels when it came to helping with this project. Also, Roger Kennedy, President of the Greene County Chapter
of the Ohio Genealogical Society, was kind enough to personally present Mike with his certificate and pin. It takes a village in Genealogy. None of us can do it alone. This was an incredibly rewarding use of my time.