Thanks for answering my post. I know what you mean about wishing we had known eough to ask the older relatives about family histories and stories years ago. I have only 1 elderly Uncle left and have just about tapped him dry for info. Patrick Powers was his big brick wall, too.
I haven't done much with this for a few years but am getting back to it now. Maybe if I'd have known about my ancestors while still in school history would've been more interesting.