|Old Remington Wide Carraige|
When I started genealogy there were no computer, no word processors, and no Internet. We used a pencil and paper. We could buy Family Group Sheets and Pedigree charts and we filled them in by hand. If you had the money you might be able to purchase a typewriter but if you made a mistake it was either do it over or white it out. The only genealogy magazine that I knew about was "the Genealogical Helper" published by Everton Publishers, and I poured over every issue again and again. I started to gather information by writing letters to everyone I could get an address for, then I waited and watched the mail for a letter that would bring any little bit of information on the family. Sometimes it was one piece of information per letter (one date or place), then I would send another letter. How far we have come from the "good old days".