I'm an author and nature writer living in the Adirondacks, in Bloomingdale in Essex County. My grandfather, Burdett Brownell Sr. (1904-1978), was Northville's longest serving mayor. I'm interested in tracing his ancestry back to its earliest roots in the Adirondacks, with the idea of weaving the findings into a book I'm working on about my own life here, and its roots. My grandfather's parents were Elmer Brownell and Jennie Lawton Brownell, residents of Northville in Fulton County. I know no more. Anyone out there have any information to share? I'm new to the world of genealogical research and would be grateful for any help or advice. Thank you!