As the Senior Research Analyst in Postal History, I respond to a variety of questions from the public and from within the Postal Service. Many of the queries from the public have to do with family history and ancestors who may have worked for the Postal Service. As an avid genealogist myself, I know that you don’t have to look very far into your family tree to find a postal connection. But I was surprised when I discovered that a cousin of mine was the 35th Postmaster General, John Wanamaker. I have worked in the Postal Service long enough to have witnessed a good bit of history myself. I began my career in 1983 as a clerk in Milesburg, Pennsylvania, and served as a Postmaster for 25 years before moving to Headquarters in 2011. I am the author of many articles and a book on the Postal Service.