Years ago I found reference to a Christian Hoover of Gaskill Township, Jefferson County, Pennsylvania who was drafted along with Augustus Kinter and Samuel T. Hoover during the Civil War. I’ve always wondered if this were my ancestor Christian Hoover. Today, I may have found my answer.
Almost 100 years ago on March 25th a factory fire in New York claimed 146 lives. The fire led to changes building codes, labors laws, union formations and politics. Now the final six unidentified victims have been identified.
In a previous post I wrote about connections some of my Hoovers had with the Shockey family of Washington County, Maryland. In reviewing the PDF file of Maryland Historical Magazine, volume 13, number 3, I found reference to the Shockeys again. This time in relation to counterfeit money during the Revolutionary War. I’d read about […]
I was recently going through the stacks of materials distributed around my “office” when I came across a document I’d ordered from PERSI—”Proceedings of the Committee of Observation for Elizabeth Township District [Washington County]” from the Maryland Historical Magazine, Volume 13. I had ordered this because copies I had made at the Pennsylvania State Library […]
I’ve added two new indices to the warrantee maps for Strasburg and West Lampeter townships in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania.
The 1911 Scottish Census will be released 5 Apr 2011. More than 4.7 million Scots provided information for this census. Is your ancestor one of them?
Family history is apparently a growing hobby. The number of visitors to family history web sites is growing—for some over 100% since last year. The visitors for one site (Archives.com) are mostly female and over 45. Check out this graphic at Archives.com for more details.
I received an email a while back from a woman who was looking for information on a Jacob Hoover of Maryland and wondered if we were related. The short answer is “Yes,” but not as initially thought.
The National Archives launched Online Public Access (OPA) on Dec. 27th. What is it and what information does it include?
Recently, I’ve started a document to record the facts I’ve been compiling for each Hoover—especially the land transactions—and became frustrated when I couldn’t locate any Strasburg Township property for Henry Huber, son of Ulrich Huber, even though other deeds named it as his place of residence. Today, I finally found it!