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I love history. A great deal of my enjoyment of genealogy is my fascination with history, imagining people’s lives in other times. So, I enjoyed watching this video from the National Genealogical Society, featuring Robert Charles Anderson, FASG, director of the Great Migration Project, talking about his experience bringing the two disciplines together. I really… read more
George Hocker, son of Martin and Christiana (Beinhauer) Hocker, was born 18 June 1806 in Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. He died 31 October 1886, likely in South Hanover Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, and was buried in Union Deposit Cemetery.
Have an ancestor who was born before 1910 or died in Missouri? Check out the “Missouri Birth and Death Records” collection at Missouri Digital Heritage. I found death certificates for several of my Hockers.
It’s Surname Saturday. This week I’m remembering my great great grandfather George W. Houdeshell of Centre and Clearfield counties.
After learning that Anthony Parsons might be Sarah (Parsons) Leedy’s father, I decided to see if I could find more information on him. From his tombstone, I know that he died in 1834. So, I decided to see if I could find any estate records for him on FamilySearch.org.
I’ve come to the realization lately that in my zeal for researching the Hacker/Hockers and Huber/Hoovers, there are quite a few of my family lines that I haven’t done much work on. This weekend one of those lines opened up.
It’s Surname Saturday. This week I’m remembering my great great grandfather Samuel Thomas Hoover of Centre County, Pennsylvania.