I’m always looking for new ways to research my family. Living in New England, I’m a long way away from sources of Pennsylvania information. So, I especially love to find FREE sources of information ONLINE. The Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission and State Archives usually have something good. In the past I’ve used the online… read more
What are census substitutes and what information can they provide?
Did you know that you can view Lancaster County deeds from 1729 through 1981 online? You can! Visit the Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds to use their online e-film reader to view digital versions of the deed books.
A list of Hubers and Hoovers from the Lancaster County Deed Books (1729—1893), covering first names starting with R—W.
A list of Huber & Hoover grantors from the Lancaster County Deeds Books (1729-1893), covering first names M—P.
A list of Hubers & Hoovers from the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed Grantors index with first names I through L, covering years 1729—1893.
A list of Hubers & Hoovers with first names starting with E—F from the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania Deed Grantors index, covering years 1729-1893.
I’ve been doing a lot of Huber/Hoover family research lately—mostly for the family of Andreas Huber (1754), my presumptive Hoover ancestor. If the identification of him being from Ellerstadt is correct, then Andrew had two—possibly three—older brothers who immigrated to the US ahead of him. I wanted to look into those families and the families… read more
I’ve created a personal map on Google Maps of some of my research places. I find it very helpful to see the locations I’ve found in my research on a map. It gives me a better idea of the distances between places and also shows me the surrounding villages/town. Proximity can make a good case… read more
Chris Dunham, the man behind The Genealogue, is now introducing a new genealogy blog. This one—The Family Historian—will focus on providing the best genealogy advice for the family historian from genealogy blogs across the web. The goal of this site is to “become a database of the collective wisdom of the community.” I’ve already poked… read more