Well, it's been an exciting week for me since descendents of Eliza Jane Hollabaugh Fries (B. F. Fries) have contacted me and offered photos and newspaper clippings from their family. They are descended from Eliza and Ben's daughter, Lydia Alice (called Alice) Erb.
The photos of Jacob and Clara Hollabaugh in the blog were found in their collection, as were photos of Elizabeth Bittinger Hollabaugh and others. The newspaper clippings and letter were also so appreciated. Because of these fine additions, I have placed an update on the posts about Eliza Jane -May 7, 2013- and her mother, Elizabeth -April 27, 2013.
For those of you considering a genealogy blog, be aware that the blessing of connecting with others in your family is a real possibility. Since I have started writing about this Hollabaugh family, descendents have offered photos and information about four of his siblings, once lost to history. These items were things I would never have found online and likely not in any library.
Thanks again, Robert and June, for your contributions to the Hollabaugh family research!