If you search the web, read published genealogies or the official biography of President Herbert Hoover, everywhere you’ll find that his ancestor was from Ellerstadt, Palatinate, Germany. But did you know that he was initially identified as the Andreas Huber from Trippstadt, Palatinate, Germany? Or that he might actually be from Ittlingen, landkreis Heilbronn, Baden, Germany? In this article, I’ll examine the past and present thought on this Andreas Huber’s German origins and the impact it has on identifying the origins of my ancestor Andreas Huber.

I’ve recently been researching the Hoover families of Licking County, Ohio. If you’ve been following the Andrew Hoover family data that I’ve been putting up, you’ll have noticed that Henry2 […]

I found these definitions listed on the Chester County [PA] Archives website and found them very helpful. So, I thought I’d share them. Types of tax records: return – a […]

I’m recently back from a trip to Pennsylvania—well, okay, not recently, but close enough—and I thought I’d share some of what I learned. I spent some time at the Pennsylvania […]