On this last day of 2014, it’s time to take a look back. I don’t have specific goals for this website—other than to provide access to my family research. So, how did I do? In 2014, I wrote 63 new posts with most posts being written in January—April and July—September. May, June and December were […]
An Index to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Online Deeds I’ve been working on a print version of my An Index to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Online Deeds, Books A-D, 1729-1760. The proofing for the print format is almost complete. I want to review it one last time in hard copy, then it should be available for purchase through […]
I’ve been researching and gathering information on John Jones of Philadelphia, because I think I may be descended from him. So, I’ve been searching through the Quaker meeting records on Ancestry, looking to document information that I’ve found in online forums. One of the items I’m searching for is the maiden name of John Jones Jr.’s wife. This post details the information I’ve found on the marriage of John Jones and Margaret Waterman in 1702.
I’ve been reading communion lists and calculating dates recently. Here are some of the days I saw that I had to look up. Easter (calendar) Quasimodo Sunday (aka “St. Thomas Sunday”): 1st Sunday after Easter Misericordia Sunday: 4th Sunday of Easter Cantate Sunday: 4th Sunday after Easter Rogate Sunday: 5th Sunday after Easter Pentecost (aka […]
I was finally able to review Harrisburg city directories to see when my great grandfather was living in the city. I hoped that they would narrow the window for his possible employment at the Aetna Explosives Company in Mt. Union, Pennsylvania. It didn’t narrow the timeframe nearly as much as I was hoping it would. […]
Are you a fan of Scrivener? Do you use it for your writing projects? Would you be interested in using it to write your blog posts? Here’s an article discussing how to use Scrivener as a complete blogging system.
The site is going pink for breast cancer awareness month in honor of all those family members who are surviving breast cancer and those who have been lost.
Looking for some of the sources used in Our Daily Bread, German Village Life, 1500-1850, I found the Reviews in History website. While books reviews may not be an ideal source, I was able to pick up several nuggets of information from those I found.
I’ve been working on A Hacker-Hocker Family recently and decided I needed to add flavor to the narrative. Unfortunately, while there are scads of information about historical events and personages, I wasn’t able to find much on the day-to-day lives of the common people—people like my ancestors. Until, however, I found this book.
Last week I wrote a post about the September 1916 explosion at the Aetna Explosives Company’s factory in Mount Union, Pennsylvania. Following up with additional newspaper research, I found that this explosion wasn’t the first, nor was it the last. Here’s what I’ve been able to piece together regarding the history of this factory. 1 […]