This is part three, the last article written by Bob Fusinato describing the genealogical trip he and his wife Lynn Holloman Fusinato took in March 2017. Sadly Lynn passed away earlier this year, but Bob as a memorial is sharing her family history knowledge with us. We are grateful to Bob for this remembrance of a devoted, careful researcher of our family and country. - GNH
Research Trip to Missouri Comes to a Close
by Bob Fusinato
Monday, March 27, 2017
We had breakfast at the Arcadia Academy B and B. The proprietors were interested in Lynn's information about her family's connection with original Academy founder, Jerome C. Berryman and about Hinchey paintings, stories, and photographs.
Later that afternoon we drove down to Rolla, Missouri area where we were planned to visit the Missouri Historical society on Tuesday.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
We visited the Historical society office in the basement of the Missouri School of Mines library. Beth Lane had the boxes of Hinchey papers Lynn requested ready and waiting. Lynn read through documents and Bob used a scanner app on his iPad to record them. Bob also worked on the first segment of the travel log.
We drove up to Columbia, MO where the University of Missouri is located. On the way we stopped at the Missouri State Archives in Jefferson City, the state capital.
Having arrived around noon, we decided to go up to the break room on the second floor to share a package of peanut butter crackers and a bottle of Diet Coke that we brought with us. The room had big windows with a view of the state capital.
Thursday, March 30, 2017
Up early to go to the Historical Society Research Center located in the Ellis Library of the University of Missouri campus in Columbia, Missouri. They had newspapers from the period on microfilm which Lynn was able to copy to her thumb drive.
Lynn decided to go back to the state archives in Jefferson City, since they would be closed on Saturday. We had a reservation at a motel in Jefferson City. So, we packed up our belongings and took them with us. At the state archives, Lynn downloaded some additional files of land records from 1848 to her thumb drive.
We drove up to Columbia where Lynn collected some more data and Bob busied himself with taking a few pictures of the cartoons.
We got up early, ate some complimentary breakfast at the hotel, and then hit the road for the roughly 8-hour trip back to the DFW area.