Trolling about the internet following leads, I came across a site with some fantastic tools for those researching ancestors from Derry Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania. The site—Hershey before Hershey—is a collaboration between Hershey High School and the Hershey/Derry Township Historical Society in Hershey, Pennsylvania.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]