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I’m looking for information on my Smith family relatives—William Smith (1892—?), aka John Norwood, and James Smith (1885—1905?). Nothing like setting yourself difficult task, I know. Please help!
Do you have ancestors in Michigan? If so, there are two fantastic resources you should know about for online records. FamilySearch.org has birth, marriage, and death records for Michigan online, as follows: Michigan Births 1867—1902, Michigan Marriages 1868—1925, Michigan Deaths 1867—1897. You can search the records through the index, then view and save a digital… read more
When I first started this blog, I’d never actually visited another genealogy blog. As I began posting, I started wondering about what I should be posting—besides my research findings, that is. I got curious. What were other family researchers posting? Just their research? Genealogy news? Helpful how-tos? While surfing from blog to blog, I came… read more
This photo was likely taken circa 1941-1942 in East Greenville, Pennsylvania and includes the living children (and/or spouses) of Charles Philipp and Caroline K. (Wolf) Greulich—assuming, of course, that the identifications are correct. Men (L-R): John Wieder, Lewis Keller, Elmer Greulich, Albert Sterner, Charles Greulich Women (L-R): Katherine Jane (Greulich) Wieder, Kate Amanda (Weil) Greulich,… read more
If you’re going to be researching your family, there are some books that you must have. These are not just the books that I’ve found useful, but books that I’ve returned to again and again.* Red Book The Red Book: American State, County & Town Sources contains much need background information on the genealogy resources… read more
The family of Joseph and Susanna (___) Hacker is another of my loose ends/brick walls. I don’t know much about them, but I’m wondering if this Joseph is the one baptized on 21 Jul 1816 in St. Luke’s Lutheran Church, Shaefferstown, Lebanon county, Pennsylvania. If so, that would make him the child of George and… read more
The Jacob and Maria (Krieg) Hacker family is another family group that turned up during my Lancaster county, Pennsylvania research. They show up in Penn township census records in 1850 and 1870. The children show up in Penn township, Warwick township, Manheim township, and Lititz Borough through 1930. I’m interested in finding Jacob’s parents; I’m… read more
The family of John and Sarah (Beinhower) Hocker is another on that was inappropriately attributed as belonging to John and Christianne Catherine (Steirling) Hocker. Like Adam Hocker, John and family lived in the correct place to belong to John’s family line, but subsequent research proved that they did not. I am searching for any information… read more
Charles and Edith (Early) Seltzer mugging it up in their automobile. Charles was the son of Dr. Henry Hocker and Susan (Arnold) Seltzer. Photo courtesy of Jessica Bell
I’m seeking information on James Buchanan, husband of Sarah “Sally” Craig, and possibly the son of John Buchanan and Mary Irvine(?). I’d like to prove/disprove that the James Buchanan who was married to Sarah Craig was the son of John and Mary (Irvine) Buchanan, identify a birth place, and prove/disprove that he also married Margaret… read more