1. Debra West

    Kris thank you! Finding information for family research is very hard but I am hoping I can now get a better understanding and maybe find more information now. So glad I found your website. Since you have obviously done a lot of research yourself, I am curious if there are public records that show what was the cause of a person’s death back in 1911 and where they can be found. There seems to have been a great mystery about my great grandfather that died with my father’s last living relative and I have not been able to track down any information on him or his life during that time. Thanks again!
    Debra West

    1. You’re welcome, Debra!

      Where did your grandfather die? Was it in Pennsylvania?

      Pennsylvania started recording deaths state-wide in 1906. If he died there, his death certificate should be available either through Ancestry or the PA State Archives. The state archives has indices online organized alphabetically by year. You’d need to request the certificate from the state. If you have a subscription to Ancestry, you can search for and download the certificate online.

      If you have questions, just contact me.

  2. My maternal 2nd great-grandfather Ullom was born in Greene County, PA, so followed the map from Pinterest to here. The counties lines changed constantly in young America until today’s more or less present permanent boundaries. Learned to look in all the surrounding counties for info — never know what you might find — you just might hit the mother-lode! grin!

  3. Kris, thank you. I just ordered the map. The shipping is more than the map! lol

  4. Is there a way to print the map with all the info on it? I only want it for my personal research. Thanks.

  5. sue harris

    Is there a legend that goes with the numbers on the countires?

    1. Sue,
      if you click the link in the article to the map (or this one), you can see the full map and the county legend. Look to the left side. The legend shows the number of the county on the map and the year it was organized.

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