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Revised Edition of Black Minqua Now Available 20% discount 1 Reply

Started by Anita Wills. Last reply by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal Jun 19, 2013.


Started by Patricia Berry Mar 20, 2013.

Question about research strategies 13 Replies

Started by Stan Arney. Last reply by Stan Arney Jan 27, 2013.

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Comment by Keith Burke on October 3, 2013 at 1:29pm

Many family members from the Lancaster County, Pennsylvania:  Frank Joseph Burke (1872-1934), John Charles (1847-1921), Amanda Jane Gohn (1858-1938), Samuel Charles (1799-1875),  Frances Steller Mylin (1810-1878) and current resident of Lancaster: William J Burke.  I like to hear from their living family's.

Comment by Diana Beckner Belles on August 13, 2013 at 3:28pm

No, I don't know of any Shanaburgers.  There is another Shanabarger line in SW PA/NW WV and another line that ended up in OH/IN.  I'm in touch with researchers from the latter, but we haven't found the missing link yet.

Comment by Jim Avery on August 13, 2013 at 3:00pm

Diana - I saw your post on Shanabarger - There were some Shanaburger who married Wolfords in Adams Co. PA Any connection?

Comment by Diana Beckner Belles on August 13, 2013 at 2:53pm

I am researching Shanabarger which I think is a derivative of Schoenberger.  Earliest name I have is Samuel b. c1800 who married Sophia Brant. They were in Fayette county in 1824. His father may be Wilhelm Schoenberger b c1780 who married Matilda Brannon.  He may have been an immigrant.

Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on June 19, 2013 at 1:41pm

Anita Wills,

If you haven't seen his page before "Paul E. Phillips" has the whole Green family detailed as well as locations of mill, homes etc.

Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on June 19, 2013 at 1:35pm

Anita Wills ,

have you seen this book already? Not sure it has photos of the mill but it does contain info on George Green and his home, the mill, etc. also Jesse Green and Abel Green.

Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on June 19, 2013 at 1:17pm

Comment by Lisa A. (Thamm) Spegal on June 19, 2013 at 12:56pm

Posting these two articles I came across while researching for someone just in case someone here might be related:

Comment by Anita Wills on March 19, 2013 at 1:36pm

I am looking for a picture of a Mill that is located in Ridley Park (Delaware County), which was owned by one of my ancestors. I believe the Mill is on Ridley Creek and there are pictures of it, which are not very clear. It was owned by George Green, in the early 1800's, one of my direct ancestors. If anyone has a picture to share please email or link it to a message.

Comment by Alena Stephens on March 19, 2013 at 1:09pm

I am looking for a man with the last name STEPHENS born in Pennsylvania that moved to Illinois and married a woman born in Ohio. They had a son William J. STEPHENS born February 12, 1850 in Illinois.  In the 1860 census William J. STEPHENS is living with William A. VAUGHAN and wife in Henderson County, Illinois. I don't know William J. STEPHENS parents names other than from the census info if it is correct that his dad was born in Pennslyvania and mom was born in Ohio. There might be a possibilty that the name could have been STEPHENSON but we don't know if that is just a rumor that the son got mad at the dad and removed "on." Please contact me if you had a STEPHENS ancestor move within the Henderson County, Illinois area prior to 1860. Thanks.


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