Hello Inez Glad to see another person grabed up by the elusive "ELYEA'S. Very few people are doing research on what
I call the FINGER LAKES REGION ELYEA'S A number of years ago my wife I took a genealogy vacation went through N.Y.
state visiting Le Roy, Calendonia Batavia, Buffalo Elmira, Corning Danby. Gathering what little information that was
available. In 1999 I went alone visited Bradford, Bath a few other small towns. The pickings were small and I was
not happy. I do have three studies on the F. L. Elyea's. I have found that the Elyea's that I have sent letters to have
not replied, presumed their was no intrest in things of the past. So I do beleive it is up people as yourself I to do
the digging. So how to help first You make note "your fa in law " was David Elyea was born in OH do you know where city,
county etc. I note your last name lists as Hoffman. Is this your maiden name? I see by your address that you live in
Buffalo, N.Y. I am confused at this time, un-confuse me please
Elyea Family was from LeRoy N.Y.
Elyea's moved to OH.
David Elyea born in Ohio 1910
David wife Audrey Thompson from Terra Haute IN.
Inez Elyea Hoffman now lives in Buffalo, N.Y. ( with an Elyea husband? )
Most Elyea's that ever lived in your area left did not return. Is it that Fa in Law moved from OH to N.Y. your
husband was born in N.Y? It makes quite a difference as then I can not group you with the F.L Elyea's if that is the
case then your Fa in Law belongs to another group again slim pickings. Some 25 yrs ago my wife I visited
an Elyea family west of Chicago. I will look into my files to see if I can pick up on that. Did you Fa in Law have a
brother that moved to Michigan? I did make a phone call to an Elyea man here he did mention that his family was from
the Buffalo area. Could'nt get more than that out of him. Post office or postal service seems he mentioned that.
This Elyea retired from Chrysler Corp I belive he was a boiler maker superviser. See if you can dig up any more info,
look in the shoe box for that LETTER that will shed some light on this I will do some more searching. Please give me
your email address mine is firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to add you family to my files if you care to send the info. If It dose'nt get done now it may never get done
A friend Alvin R Elya