Yes, we've been out of touch for a while, but for a good reason. We've been relocating, and it's taking a lot of time and energy. The good news is that once we get settled, we'll have more time to work on genealogy -- intentionally! -- and to post more frequently.
My first project will relate to my paternal great-grandfather, William H. Gay. Of my ancestors, I have the most information and documentation on him. Of course, it helps that he wrote his autobiography and had a distinguished military career. He moved with his family from Vermont to Illinois in 1836, and my objective for the summer is to have him recognized as a Prairie Pioneer by the Illinois State Genealogical Society. I'll have to share my "WDYTYA" moment (as Bruce describes it) regarding him and his family and an 1838 letter back to family in Vermont.
So stay tuned!