I’ve been working on the Philadelphia Hocker branch of the family for my book A Hacker/Hocker Family recently. Learning about “Mapping West Philadelphia: Landowners in October 1777″ was a fantastic find!
According to the marriage record I found for my ancestors James Smith and Isabella Aitken, they were married 25 Dec 1840 in Carnwath Parish, Lanarkshire, Scotland. This couple has been […]
I found Elizabeth Shown Mills’ Historic Pathways thanks to a post by Randy Seaver on Google+. Browsing her articles, I chose one almost randomly—“The Search for Margaret Ball”—and started reading. […]
I’ve been trying to get the Trinity Lutheran Church Records, volumes 1-4, through ILL for some time now with mixed results. So, imagine how pleased I was to find some […]
Among my grandfather’s papers, I found the original document of a mortgage between Henry Snyder and George Hillegas for 62 acres 40 perches in Upper Hanover Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The document was dated 17 Aug 1830!
Update (7/4/2011): I’ve added the possible names of children and their parents where I have information. As you can see there’s more to add. If you have information that fits, […]
I’m accustomed to visiting the websites of state and county archives to learn more about their holdings to determine if I should plan a visit or request information by mail. Sometimes you can find quite a bit more. Such is the case with the York County Archives (Pennsylvania).
Soon everyone on the United States will be able to order LDS microfilm from the comfort of their desk chair!
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 […]
The National Archives launched Online Public Access (OPA) on Dec. 27th. What is it and what information does it include?