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The Ellen Payne Odom Genealogy Library Family Tree
Postal Heroes

Family Tree readers are really the absolute greatest folks anywhere!

With the postal rate increase recently...and everything from ink to paper prices rising...your editor's hair is not only turning gray, but WHITE!  Were it not for our most generous Family Tree readers, we would have long ago sunk into financial oblivion. However, "the experts" who keep predicting our doom just do not know the extent of the   kindness and generosity of our readers.

When folks hear that it takes over $200,000 a year to print and mail this publication and they look at this very ordinary, hair-turning-gray-white editor...they say, "And it's YOU who has to raise all of this money?"  I can always read their minds.  These folks are thinking, "Not in a million years, honey." They do not take into account my secret weapon in the war against financial ruin.  The secret weapon is YOU!  There is not enough paper in the world for me to adequately thank you all for the things you have done for The Family Tree over the last 13 years!  Thanks to you, we're still here.

If you're ever in Moultrie and if you have time, please stop by my office and help me open the mail!  You can join in the cheering and quiet, "Wow's!" that happen during this process.  Every single day is a Christmas or birthday for The Family Tree - thanks to you. The bad part of all of this is we never get to relax.  When we survive printing and mailing an issue...just two months later, we have to do it all over again.

If you have never, ever sent a Postage Hero contribution to us...please remember us when next you write checks.  If you have not sent a Postage Hero contribution in the last year...please remember us when next you write checks.

This paper is unique in publishing.  It is the largest genealogical publication in the world - by far.  It is the largest Scottish publication in the world outside Scotland...and it exists because of you.

Our Super Postage Hero list this time is long, thank goodness!  We appreciate most generous contributions from James and Donna Anderson of Lilburn, Georgia; Alan B. MacIntyre of Chapel Hill, North Carolina; John F. MacDonald of Teaticket, Massachusetts; Jerry and Patty Huber of Jacksonville, Florida and  Ms. Roxanne Rouanet of Horsham, Pennsylvania.

We had a marvelous matching-funds gift from Mr. John M. Poythress!  Super Postage Hero!

Our Super-Dooper Postage Heroes this time include The Moultrie High School Class of 1947 which held its 55th Anniversary Reunion in Moultrie recently.  They sent us "a little money left in the fund."  To us, it was a lot of money!  Thank you!

Super-Dooper Postage Heroes also include Nancy Woods of Dalhart, Texas; Ruby B. Hicks of Phoenix, Arizona and my wonderful "traveling-buddy" friend, Mr. John D. Pringle of Puyallup, Washington.

The Clan Montgomery Society, International has entered the ranks of Super, Super-Dooper Postage Heroes!  We appreciate their most kind and unbelievably generous check sent to us by Mr. Robert D. Montgomery, Treasurer, of Southfield, Michigan.

Dr. Robert S. Davis, Jr., Director of the Family and Regional History Program at Wallace State College, Hanceville, Alabama has seen to it that The Family Tree has received a most kind and generous check.  Wallace State - Super, Super, Super-Dooper Postage Heroes!

We must also thank our Internet Editor, Alastair McIntyre, of Grangemouth, Scotland.  Alastair, most kindly donated his fees for the first issue up on so that we could have a scanner and software and OCR software at the office! 

The Scots in particular and Family Tree readers in general...the most wonderful folks anywhere!

Those of you that know me, know that I love to laugh and to joke and I've even been known to cutup upon occasion!  However, I am as serious as I can be when I thank each and every person who helps keep The Family Tree in existence.

Thank you.

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