Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy and successful (however you define it) year!
Can you believe it? It’s that time of year again. A new Year begins less than 24 hours from now. Time to look back at the previous 364 days and assess. So how did I do? My goals for the blog in 2017 were to: “increase the number of posts I write and to share […]
An example of a 19th century needlepoint sampler circa 1852 by Amanda Deischer of Hereford Township, Berks County, Pennsylvania.
A funny thing happened as I researched the pedigrees of my Snyder Shared Matches. A specific surname kept showing up… and it wasn’t Snyder.
This Wordless Wednesday post features the gravestone of Catharina Schneider, a woman, I believe, to be Heinrich Schneider’s sister. Let me tell you why.
I’ve been using AncestryDNA for more than a year now. Like most anything, there are good points and bad points. Here are my top 5 tips to help you can get the most our of your AncestryDNA test results.
Ever since I discovered that Heinrich Schneider (aka Henry Snyder) of Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania was the father of my 3x great grandfather Joseph Snyder, I’ve been on a mission to trace the family back further. I think I’m getting closer.
During a recent cleaning jag, I found a stash of photos. Among those photos were some old (circa 1970-1980s) photos from the Greulich family, featuring the farm. These photos are the first I’ve seen of the farmhouse and barn up at the farm where they’re actually still standing. These photos show the farmhouse and barn, […]
“Back in the day” census research from microfilm at the local NARA office
Now that FamilySearch has starting making Pennsylvania deed books available online, I was able to search for Jacob Wolf of Allentown in the indices. And guess what I found? The names of Jacob’s children.