I know it's really too early to begin watching the mailbox so eagerly, considering that I just sent the request early last week! Still, I can't help myself. It could be really big news when it comes.
I wrote a post awhile ago about my gg-grandmother, Rebecca Smith, whose parents' names I do not know. I know her husband's name and the names of many of her children. (Her daughter, Elvira, married Fred Gerner, the parents of my grandmother, Beulah.) But I don't know Rebecca's parents' names. And how does one search with a last name like Smith! When I learned that the 1850 Butler County Agricultural Census was online, I perused it just to see how many Smiths there were but it seemed senseless - useless - really without more information.
About two weeks ago I went to the Butler Area Public Library Obituary Index again, searching for Gerners (and found a reference for a marriage licence announcement for Beulah and her husband Gust Doyle!) and decided to look for Bartleys, too.
To my total surprise, there was Dixon Bartley, M/M (Mr. and Mrs.). The note on the page read, "Golden Wedding; long article with genealogy and list of gifts and guests."
Can you see why I'm so eagerly watching the mail?! Maybe tomorrow it will come! And I can only hope and pray that the genealogy will include her family as well as his!