I’ve written before about my three times great grandfather Reverend Frederick Waage. However, I recently came across an article written about him by his son which provides more information regarding Rev. Waage’s early life.
In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow issued a writing challenge called “52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks” for genealogy bloggers. This year I’m going to revisit it in order to hit my overall goals for 2017. Will it be the kick in the pants I need to motivate me?
Who were the important people in Jacob Schneider’s life? What can we learn about and from them? Can they point us in the direction of his or Catharine’s family? Let’s take a closer look.
If you’ve been doing genealogy for a while, I’m sure you’ve come across lists. Yeah, those pesky records that are little more than a laundry list of names. Just what can you learn from them? Quite a lot, actually.
In my previous article, I focused on the home of the German immigrant. In this post, I’m going to focus on the German farm and farm life.
How many interfamily marriages do you have in your genealogy database? I currently have 79 couples. Just an interesting fun fact, right? Not so fast. Interfamily marriage is defined as marriage between people with common ancestors, aka cousin marriage, and this is how pedigree collapse occurs. Pedigree Collapse What is pedigree collapse, you ask. If […]
Previously, I evaluated conflicting information from several sources and concluded there wasn’t enough information to determine an exact date of death. I was only able to estimate a broad period. Now, with new information, I’ve narrowed the estimate considerably.
I hypothesized the Jacob and Catharine (___) Snyder of Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania were the parents of Henry Snyder (1792-1860) in a previous post. What have I learned since then? Come find out.
Do you have relatives that owned land in Carroll County, Ohio? Deed records (1833-1876) are available for online viewing at FamilySearch.
I examined records from Lancaster County for Hans Georg and Anna Maria and records in Blankenloch for Georg and his three marriages. Yet, I don’t have proof regarding the identity of the immigrant. Was he the father or the son?