Last week a highway construction worker in a small Pennsylvania town made a grim discovery with links to a deadly pandemic that killed millions around the globe nearly a century ago… According to the Pottsville Republican-Herald, approximately 17,000 residents in the region around Schuylkill Haven fell ill. Close to 1,500 of them died, leaving as many […]
Where did Philadelphian men go when they wanted to drink and socialize in the 1700s? This blog post—A Pinch of History: The Philadelphia Tavern— from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania seeks to answer that question.
Are you a fan of Scrivener? Do you use it for your writing projects? Would you be interested in using it to write your blog posts? Here’s an article discussing how to use Scrivener as a complete blogging system.
Looking for some of the sources used in Our Daily Bread, German Village Life, 1500-1850, I found the Reviews in History website. While books reviews may not be an ideal source, I was able to pick up several nuggets of information from those I found.
A recent post on Vita Brevis explains the benefits of adding city directories to your go-to research sources.
Was your ancestor too poor to trace them in historical records? Quick Tips over at Evidence Explained offers some insight and suggestions for searching for that elusive, not-too-wealthy ancestor.
Are you a member of the Mennonite Bachman or Schnebly family? You can help save a piece of family history. A Bible, printed in 1536 by Froschauer in Switzerland, that includes genealogical information for the Bachman family of Saucon, an inscription from Hans Jacob Schnebelli (1696), and a bookplate for Matthias Schnebelli (1708) needs mending […]
See more info about Slate River Mill (aka Hocker mill), once owned by the Johan Adam Hocker family, including it’s specific location.
Thanks to Randy Seaver’s geneablog round-up, I read a great article that illustrates how to find your ancestor’s origins using deeds in conjunction with other records. If you’re stuck for ideas, deeds and other land records can be a great source of information.
Check out this image of the church in Russheim. This is where my Hacker ancestors would most likely have gone to church.