While I was researching Ulrich Hoover of York & Adams Counties, I decided to put together a timeline that included all the information I’d found for “Ulrich Huber” in York County & the surrounding area for the late 1700s. I wanted to see what I had, whether or not it made sense, and whether or […]
Ulrich Hoover of York and Adams counties became of interest to me because of a possible connection to Christian Hoover of Heidelberg Township, York County. Ulrich had come up in the data I’ve been compiling on Hoovers of Pennsylvania and Maryland, but since I’ve been focusing on Lancaster County Hoovers, I hadn’t researched him. Most […]
When judging a document to determine whether or not it applies to your ancestor, it’s always a good idea to keep in mind how old they were.
The FamilySearch website includes a collection entitled “Pennsylvania, Probate Records, 1683-1994.” While it isn’t indexed and doesn’t include every county, it’s pretty easy to use once you figure it out.
A Christmas card arrived from my mother’s first cousin once removed—a first cousin to both her mother and father—and in it was an unexpected Christmas gift.
A little while back I did a series of posts about Christian Hoover of Heidelberg Township, York County. Yesterday while researching the estate of Henry Küny (?1740-1781), presumably the husband of Christian’s sister Ann, I came up with a new theory regarding his relationship to Christian.
I’ve been researching Ulrich Huber of Adams and York County recently. Here’s a transcript of the petition to partition his York County property put forth by his son Henry Hoover.
Thanks to the Digital Public Library of America’s blog post I found the German Digital Library. The goal of the library is “to offer everyone unrestricted access to Germany’s cultural and scientific heritage, that is, access to millions of books, archived items, images, sculptures, pieces of music and other sound documents, as well as films […]
Thanks to Randy Seaver’s geneablog round-up, I read a great article that illustrates how to find your ancestor’s origins using deeds in conjunction with other records. If you’re stuck for ideas, deeds and other land records can be a great source of information.
After learning that Anthony Parsons might be Sarah (Parsons) Leedy’s father, I decided to see if I could find more information on him. From his tombstone, I know that he died in 1834. So, I decided to see if I could find any estate records for him on FamilySearch.org.