I’ve written extensively about my ancestor Christian Hoover and the search for his family. Now that I’ve got another piece of evidence that his parents were Philip Hoover and Hannah Thomas, I thought I’d write about them.
When I saw the recent announcement that Family Tree DNA was now accepting Ancestry V2 DNA uploads for autosomal transfer, I was excited, to say the least. Here are my initial thoughts after trying it out.
This week’s ancestor is Godfrey Wißler. He is my five times great grandfather on my mother’s side.
I wrote a post about my ancestor Rachel Jones, wife of Jacob Witmer, back in 2014. I did not have information regarding her parents. At the time I postulated that Henry Jones was Rachel’s father, but I did not know the name of his wife. I’m still looking for evidence of who she was.
Lillian (Snyder) Greulich, daughter of Henry and Saraphine (Witmer) Snyder, taught school in East Greenville until the Greulichs moved to Lansdale in 1922. I’m guessing, however, that this photo was taken in the late 1890s or early 1900s based on the women’s clothing and hairstyles. If you have ancestors who lived in East Greenville about […]
For week five of my 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks, I’m focusing on Jacob Walter. Just what do I know about Elizabeth (Walter) Frantz’s family?
For week four of my 52 Ancestors in 52 weeks, I’m focusing on Michael Frantz Jr. I’ve written about his parents and presumed grandparents, but what do I know about him?
I don’t want to get political; that’s not what this blog is about. But I can’t help but remember that my ancestors were not only immigrants, they were refugees.
Are you familiar with estate records in Pennsylvania? If your ancestor left a will, would you look in the Orphan’s Court records? Here are five reasons why you should check the Orphan’s Court records even if your ancestor left a will.
I recently read an article on how to estimate your ethnicity percentages from DNAeXplained. Roberta Estes explained how to estimate your percentages based on what you know about your 64 great-great-great-great grandparents. You could then compare it to the ethnicity estimates generated by any DNA testing company. I wanted to see what I’d come up […]