Happy birthday to Isabella Aitken! Isabella was my great great great grandmother. She was born 27 Feb 1816 in Carnwath Parish, Lanark, Scotland to William and Marion (Brown) Aitken. She died 1 Dec 1856 in Whitburn Parish, Linlithgow, Scotland.
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Do you know me? The next installment in the Unidentified Pennsylvanians series features a photo of a young woman. She may have lived in the Montgomery County, Pennsylvania area and may have been either a friend of or related to either the Greulich, Wieder, Waage, Snyder, or Witmer families. The photo was likely taken in… read more
I just got a chance to watch the latest episode of Who Do You Think You Are, featuring Blair Underwood. I learned quite a bit about research areas I’ve had no need to investigate. I also saw a great example of why only scratching the surface in your family research is not nearly enough.
Happy birthday to my 4 times great grandfather George Krauss! He was born 23 Feb 1783 and died 22 Jun 1844.
I think I answered a question that’s been bothering me for a while yesterday. But I didn’t do it by researching my ancestors. My ancestor Johan “Hans” Adam Hacker emigrated from Germany to Pennsylvania aboard the ship Ann, landing in Philadelphia on 28 Sep 1749. He was the first to immigrate. His brother Johan Georg… read more
On 22 November 1717, Martin Kendig (Kendick, Kendrick, Cundigg) and John Herr (Heer) were warranted 5,000 acres in Lancaster County by the Proprietaries of Pennsylvania. They, in turn, transferred this land to their fellow immigrants. On the 12th of 9mo (November) 1720, four tracts on the Pequea were surveyed in the right of Martin Kendig… read more
Happy birthday to Johan Adam Hocker Jr.! My 5G grandfather was born 20 Feb 1764 in Cocalico Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and died in Nov 1821 in Derry Township, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
Happy birthday to my great great grandfather Samuel Thomas Hoover, son of Christian and Caroline (Kinnard) Hoover. Sam was born 18 Feb 1857, likely in Jefferson County, Pennsylvania, and died 18 Aug 1930 in Burnside Township, Centre County, Pennsylvania.
I was recently contacted by a reader who found one of my posts on Christian Hoover of Heidelberg Township, York County, Pennsylvania. She thought the information was interesting, but didn’t see how it was pertinent because it directly conflicted information she believed to be true. Following up, this is what I learned.
If you’ve read any of my family pages, you may have noticed that I use the Register Style for the formatting names and child lists. If you’re using Wordpress, you can format your family information like this, too. This post will tell you how.