So, my research takes me far and wide. A lot of it is as easy as Googling the right names and places, but not all of it. I have a few sepia toned photos of John Tully and his wife, Rose, Irish immigrants by way of Illinois. The Tully’s owned a considerable amount of land in Santa Clara Valley in the late 1800’s. They left large charitable gifts. I wanted to see if I couldn’t find a more personal tact to the Tully’s Tales.
I visited the Genealogy Museum nearby where I thought I’d find plenty applicable things. But no. I had entered a time warp.
This is a Microfiche something or other. No, not for looking at little fishies. But it’s like an original zoomy thing and a manual mouse. It was like if a computer and a Ouija board got married. The Microfiche was simple and intuitive to use.
But back to the Tully’s from Evergreen. Quite a popular last name and without a middle initial, I’m a little lost. Some references I knew were to my man, but I’m looking for pictures, not written documents. Specifically, I’d love to find portraits of my key players.
These items and references are in a bigger museum in Sacramento, so it’s just as well. I’m going to photograph their old residence, but it’s not in Evergreen. I called publications and sites that referenced them in articles to request a contact, but to no avail. The Tully trail has gone cold for now.
I may end up there at the Genealogy Museum in Sac, but I’ll have to settle for the imagery I already have for the Tully’s, pictured in the upper right with their Evergreen Eucalyptus trees on their ranch off Tully Road. It was already an artistic piece of photography.