This is Ed McGarr. What a pleasure and surprise it is to hear from you. Natalie is a friend of mine who is very good at doing family history research, and is helping me do mine. I'm the one who is actually related. Rachel Lewis (daughter of Henry Lewis and Cornelia Ann Sears) is my great great grandmother. I'm 48 years old.
She is the mother of Jennie Degraw, who is the mother of Helen Mary Roach, who is the mother of Edward Joseph McGarr who is my father.
I'd love to find out where you and your line fit into the picture, as well as any information your sister may have. I am was born on Long Island, but work has taken me to a suburb of Salt Lake City out in Utah.
My grandmother Helen settled in Oyster Bay, Long Island. She never really left us much information on the Degraw side of her family.
Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. If anyone in your family has any stories, old pictures, or family history information, it would be greatly appreciated. I've been working for the past few years in my spare time on collecting as much family history as I can.
I can be reached by email at email@example.com
I sure look forward to hearing from you, and I wish you and yours a VERY happy New Year!!!