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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.
A photo of the 1926 Pennsburg High School football team from the scrapbook. Do you recognize anyone?
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You know I love deeds. I’ve been haunting the FamilySearch catalog watching and waiting for them to add microfilm of county deeds online. Several of my counties of interest are now available!
I last wrote about an AncestryDNA match who was a possible cousin through Jacob and Catharine (___) Snyder and Jacob and Magdalena (Brey) Wolf. This post is about what I learned by mining our Shared Matches.
According to Ancestry, I have 363 DNA matches who are 4th cousins or closer. Parsing through them all to identify where we match is no small undertaking. However, sometimes it pays to spend the time building out a match’s family tree.