If you’ve been doing genealogy for a while, I’m sure you’ve come across lists. Yeah, those pesky records that are little more than a laundry list of names. Just what can you learn from them? Quite a lot, actually.
Whether you’re celebrating Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa, or one of the myriad of holidays and festivals this season brings, I wish you many joyful times and good cheer with family and friends!
Before and after photos from the Hocker Christmas of 1972.
In my previous article, I focused on the home of the German immigrant. In this post, I’m going to focus on the German farm and farm life.
On 12 May 1786, Elizabeth Hocker, daughter of Johann Georg and Anna Margaretha Hacker, married General Henry Scheetz. Come see what I found in the Library of Congress’ Photos and Prints online collection.
Godfrey Wißler wrote his last will and testament on 23 April 1825. It was proven on 21 October 1829.1 He died before 21 October 1829.2 Based on this will, his wife Eva Catharine (Weiß) Wißler had died previously. At the time of his death, he had three living daughters, as well as the four surviving grandchildren of […]
How many interfamily marriages do you have in your genealogy database? I currently have 79 couples. Just an interesting fun fact, right? Not so fast. Interfamily marriage is defined as marriage between people with common ancestors, aka cousin marriage, and this is how pedigree collapse occurs. Pedigree Collapse What is pedigree collapse, you ask. If […]
Previously, I evaluated conflicting information from several sources and concluded there wasn’t enough information to determine an exact date of death. I was only able to estimate a broad period. Now, with new information, I’ve narrowed the estimate considerably.
A photo from a fun childhood memory and a story to go with it. Hope you enjoy it!
I hypothesized the Jacob and Catharine (___) Snyder of Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania were the parents of Henry Snyder (1792-1860) in a previous post. What have I learned since then? Come find out.