"Hi Patrice - I saw you had logged into chat today but left shortly after I arrived. Looks like you may have some Pennsylvania German surnames.My PA Germans are Wolford Wohlford and variations, Snook, Kleckner, Koch, Bartels, Kraemer and Kleffman.…"
"That's about as different with each person-as there are persons. I have been at it over 20 years, and have no huge desire to write a book. However I have my name in and on a few, because I have shared a lot over the years. I think, as with most…"
"Out of curiosity is your Neuhard line from Pennsylvania? I might be able to help on his line as there is quite a bit of info available on the family in Pennsylvania. It has been researched by Dennis Kastens and he has published a few books on the…"
"I have no idea! I did put in one of my kids names and "made" a book from one of the programs I have-I didn't print it out though. So it had everything in there on his ancestors and it was almost 300 pages long. I think I used the My…"
When I do my genealogy work know a days. I always try and get the documents on the parents back going back though all the grand parents as far back as I can get the documents. Then I go and get the siblings and who they married if possible.…"
"August 2006 -- My sisters and brother and I gathered at my sister's house, along with our spouses for pre-season football. It is somewhat of a family tradition and always enjoyed. Before the games, my brother and his wife told us that their…"
"I usually try and go for whatever I can find, I myself go as far back as possible with my ancestors, adding only my ancestors and their siblings to my tree, unless more information is presented too me, such as children of siblings of ancestors on…"
"Unknown -- You are absolutely correct. Those are my concerns. I am irked by the garbage that is found on some of the lines of mine that is on the internet. I think a lot can be said for researching the siblings in a family, as well. That is why as I…"
"Tech Danger Zones: Quality and Quantity
Now that you have access to an overwhelming amount of historical information –original and secondary and tertiary- I pose some more questions:
= Are you more quickly regurgitating the genealogical…"
"I have been trying to limit my research to what I can 'prove' by research and documentation. I have been fortunate to have several books on my lines, but I have tried to research even those lines that are 'documented'. Which…"
"Personally, if I was going to do a book in the first place, I would limit it to one or two main surnames (that are connected in some way of course). That way, the book isn't so monstorous.
Or you could do a descendency book where you pick one…"
"I haven't written a book or published anything but I would think, when you are satisfied you have proven your point, or connection. Perhaps you could include 3 sources within the body of the work (footnotes or however you decide) and then have…"
How do you decide where to draw the line with your research? I am talking quality research with sources and documentation. It seems to me that at some point or another most people would like to present their research in a written format, whether it is in book form or presented on the internet.With the abundance of information available today, it is easy to lose control of your research. I have been working on my research for about 30 years now. If I tried to write a book on what I found, it…See More
"My situation is somewhat different in that all my relatives in the United States have been in the same areas. Some of them back to the 1700's. Even my husband's family came from the same area where my mom grew up.
I had a heck of a time…"
Hi Patrice - I saw you had logged into chat today but left shortly after I arrived. Looks like you may have some Pennsylvania German surnames.My PA Germans are Wolford Wohlford and variations, Snook, Kleckner, Koch, Bartels, Kraemer and Kleffman. Have any of those? I specialize in Wolford-Wohlford etc. research. I live in York Co PA. Please come back to chat again.There are also some scheduled chats on various genealogy subjects as well as trivia and paranormal.
My Grandmother was a Houck. Her Name was Kathryn Stevens Houck. The Houcks are from North Hampton. I have been able to trace back as far John Houck Born in 1779 and Died in 1856 in Lower Mount Bethel Northampton. He married Elizabeth Muller (Miller). Do you have any more information on these Houcks.
Hello Patrice. At a quick look, your Jacob Myers/Mires probably born 1760-1770. First child born 1789. Second child Abijah born 1791. Also Jacob named a son Abijah. So that is probably the correct name. Jacob's father would probably have been born 1730 or so. Records before about 1795 or so in Sussex County are very sparse. Your only hope of confirming Abijah the right age/time is probably land records (deeds, mortgages, road book, etc.) at Sussex County courthouse or on film. There are some early church records. Some for Walpack church were printed by NYG&B. Would check with Sussex County Historical Society to see if they have a family folder. Some early records had the name spelled Mires. Many early Sussex Co. families left records in Orange Co. NY, so be sure to check there. Also, Walpack bordered PA. In mid/late 1700's that would have been Northamton co. Marx Room at Easton Public Library has excellent genealogy collection, including many early church/cemetery records which are well-indexed.
Wish I could help in person, but am living in KY now. Good luck with your research. Sharon
How nice to hear from you! The McPeek line is on my husband's side- his paternal grandmother was Mary McPeek, born in 1874 and died in West Orange, NJ in 1964. Her parents were Neil Francis McPeek and Julia Martin. Mary (Mamie) married John Healy in 1907, and they lived in Orange and West Orange.
My McFadden is Ellenrose (Nellie) McFadden, born 1879 in Hoboken,NJ. Her father was Thomas McFadden and her mother was Margaret McCarthy. Nellie died in 1946 in Jersey City.