A Little Saturday Research Delight: Were Barbara Hocker, Daniel Smith, and Mary Ann Beinhower related? I decided to find out.
In my last post, we learned that John and Christian Huber were tenants in common on a tract of land, containing about 55 acres. Abraham Huber purchased this land in 1892 from the Orphans Court, though John and Christian left wills. What, if anything, can those wills tell us about Abraham’s ancestry?
When you think of deeds you probably think of land transactions, right? So-and-so sold someone land in this place on that date. And why not? That’s what deeds are supposed to record. But there have been many times when I’ve been surprised by just what else deeds record. What can I learn about Abraham Huber’s (1847-1910) ancestry from a deed?
The birth of race-based slavery in America from an excerpt of Peter Wood’s Strange New Land: Africans in Colonial America.
I’ve been thinking about my ancestor Johann Adam Hacker’s emigration from Germany to Pennsylvania. Could he have been a Redemptioner?
At this time of year, it’s become a tradition to look back at the highlights from the previous year. You see this a lot with television news programs… and online with blogs. Take a gander at my 2015 and my plans for 2016.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Kris & the Golden horde!
Happy Thanksgiving from my home to yours. Good health and happiness to you and all your loved ones.
Good news. FamilySearch is adding new features to their site this month. A new thumbnail gallery is being added to the fill-screen image view and new icons are being added to the catalog which will indicate if films have been indexed or digitized online or still need to be ordered as films from the FHL. Check […]
In a previous post, I wrote about the problem of determining how many Henry Hoovers there were in Martic Township. In this post, I plan to go into more detail on how I used deeds and other records to distinguish between multiple men of the same name who lived in the same area at the same time.