As for floppies, I have the same problem for one of my computers. My newest computer did not come with a floppy drive. It is true that I seldom use floppies anymore, but a floppy drive sure is handy when you need one.
As for my genealogy, my mother’s father was born in Johnstown, Nebraska. His father was from Iowa and his mother was born in Lynch, Nebraska (her father was abducted as a child from New York – his real family name was lost because of this).
It was my Crane side that came from Ohio, then to Illinois, Minnesota, and then to Washington State.
When you start adding all the family branches, several routes were taken and converged along the way before the first ones to reach Washington State.
Grandma Crane’s side of the family were the first ones of my line to reach the West coast. The first ones came to Oregon from North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Iowa back in 1851… in covered wagons. Either at the same time, or within the year, another branch went to Oregon from Ohio and Illinois. A little later, another branch of the family went to early Oregon from Pennsylvania via Kansas.
The first family to come to WA State came in 1899 from Ohio and West Virginia, although some of their family had preceded the ones of my line. Soon after, the Oregon and Washington lines mingled and one of their children met up with the Crane family, who had made it to Everett, WA in time for the 1930 US Census.
Then my mother’s side of the family started showing up. On my mother’s side of the family, my grandfather, and his family, came from Nebraska to WA in the early 1930s. This was about the same time my grandmother’s father came over from North Carolina (possibly running from the law – his distorted story even made it into a detective novel – yep, a skeleton in the family closet), and then my grandmother came over in 1936. She was ten then, and the last one of my line to make it here to WA. She came over to live with her father after her mother died, back in NC, in an auto accident.
Both my mother and father were born here in WA, although on opposite sides of the sate. They met up sometime in the early 1960s and ended up making me and then my siblings.
And there you have it, the very, very, condensed version of my families travels West.