It’s been awhile since I made an update on a Wednesday!

I just had to come back and tell you all thank you so very much for all of the comments and emails from my last blog! In case you missed anything, read the blog early before many comments were posted, or didn’t even realize that the comments existed, you can click here to go back and read what everyone talked about! Sorry, comments are no longer available.

Unfortunately, I’m still stuck on the last question and haven’t been knocked over by another mystery I have encountered! To recap, I am dying to find out where Rebecca Oney Corel’s house was built. Thanks to Bobby Dobbins Title, I now have a digital version of a map with who had claimed where, at least in 1857. And thanks to Mom (Connie Bishop) I know where to see the full sized map of the area!

1857 Douglas County Map

Wow, now isn’t that just awesome?

Well, I believe I had mentioned a while back that I was working on a bit of a side project. I’ve gotten it far enough to share with you all. But, while I am thinking about it, has anyone heard from Joe Cullen recently? I haven’t heard from him in awhile and I’m getting just a bit worried. Of course, he could be like some of the rest of you and out travelling and away from the computer. I certainly hope that is the case!

Oh yes, the project. Well, Joe has sent me some wonderful photos of his ancestors. I first created a simple web photo album, but neither of us was very happy with that. Joe asked if it might be possible to set it up as a family tree of photos. I have not added the actual lines that show the connections, but I fear that doing so might detract from the photo images themselves. I have fought and fought to get the photos to line up, and it is far from perfect, as you will see, but I am excited about this nonetheless!

Now before I give you the link to see this, I do want to explain that I have not added any text yet to detail the people in the photos and provide their information. In order to see who you are looking at right now, you will need to look at the (typically) blue bar across the top of your browser. You know, the one with the line to minimize, the boxes to maximize, and the ‘X’ to close the window. Right now, if you look up there you should see something that says “The Corel Cousins Blog: It’s…”. On each of the individual photos pages, you will see the names of the photos. I hope to get the chance to go back soon to add the actual text below the photos.

My next ‘problem’ with this page is that I don’t really have a place to put it yet! So, for now, this is the only way you can access the page: click here. Sorry, page is no longer available. To get to the individual photos, click on the thumbnail image you would like to see! I’ve been considering creating an index page for the photo pages, so that may come eventually. Another idea is to just have this page linked from the page I will create for Jemima Morris Corel. Quite possibly, I will do both. As always, I’d love to hear your ideas on how I might handle a page such as this, or anything you might like to see in the layout of it all!

OK, I think that is all for today! Hope everyone is making it through the week well!