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June 2012 Blog Posts (34)

The Wolford Connection - Philip Wohlford's Will (Centre Co PA)

Like John Wohlford or Wohlfart's will this will is just simply a list of his children and where they lived. Philip's will is dated 28 Nov 1842. Some of his children moved west and those are identified by where they lived. Philip moved over the mountain to Sugar Valley.

List of Heirs:

Susan m. Frederick Friedly lived in Stephenson Co. IL


Philip m. Sophia Snook and lived in the Loganton, Clinton Co. PA area commonly referred to as the Sugar…


Added by Jim Avery on June 30, 2012 at 8:30am — No Comments

The Wolford Connection - John Wohlfart Sr's Will (Centre Co PA)

This is the John Wolford who I posted about before Philip. Spelling should have been Wohlford or Wohlfart.

Any of you who followed the Jerry Sandusky trial last week, caught glimpses of the beautiful courthouse where the trial was held in Bellefont PA. That is the same courthouse where brothers John and Philip filed their wills. I believe the older wills are now in the hands of the historical society.

John's children began the migration of Wohlfords. Kleckners and Snooks from…


Added by Jim Avery on June 30, 2012 at 7:07am — 1 Comment


Looking up my Lemon relatives William Harrison  Sizemore married Louella ''Sug'' Lemon d/o  George P Lemon and Nancy Jane Wills.As well as Charity McGraw d/o of Robert McGraw and  Victoria Daniels who married John Lemon.

Added by JR COX on June 29, 2012 at 12:36pm — No Comments

Nova Scotia to Maine to Missouri

Ireland is said to be the starting point of my Father's line, where in Ireland I am yet to find. His name was A. Homer Carr and I have traced the records back to Nova Scotia Canada, Orland Maine and Milton Mass.

My Mother, Millie M. Litty was the daughter of Albert Litty. I have traced that name back to Bern Switzerland.

It is the most difficult to find the grandmothers! Millie M. Jones, Litty, (Reynolds) born 1850 and died 1885. I am searching for her parents. (Crawford County…


Added by Sharon Carr on June 29, 2012 at 11:43am — No Comments

The Wolford Connection - The Philip Wohlford Family of Centre Co PA

This is a brother of John Wolford or Wohlford I wrote about earlier today. Philip was born in 1774 in West Manheim Twp York Co PA. He migrated to Centre Co. PA settling in Miles Twp. near Rebersburg. He married Catherine in 1801 and died 28 Nov 1843 in Rebersburg. His wife Catherine died before 1843. Their children were:

Philip b. 4 April 1804 d. 20 Feb 1864 in Loganton Clinton Co PA  m. Sophia Snook

Jacob b. 25 July 1800

John b. 6 April 1808 wife's name…


Added by Jim Avery on June 28, 2012 at 8:45pm — No Comments

History of the United States Flag

  Flag History for the United States was presented at our local meeting yesterday.

  It started way back  during the Crusades the beginning of our flag. It was designed, changed, redesigned and altered and changed more until we got to the British and the Scot's mingling it together.  Yes, they did.

  It was brought to this country after more mingling and need of a flag separate from Britian. A standard was needed to show the colonies. 

  Many changes took…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on June 28, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments

The Wolford Connection - The John Wolford Family of Centre Co PA

This John Wohlford  was born 6 Nov 1783 in West Manheim  Twp in York Co. PA a son of Philip Wolford and Catherine Kraemer. He followed his brother Philip to Centre Co PA around 1800. He married Catherine Kremer in 1806 probably in Miles Twp. Centre Co He died 20 Oct 1857 and is buried in the Lutheran and Reformed graveyard in Rebersburg Centre Co PA His wife Catherine was born 11 June 1787 and died 21 July 1854. Their children:

John  b. 4 March 1810 m. 4 June 1833 d. Winter 1872…


Added by Jim Avery on June 28, 2012 at 8:45am — No Comments

John Sholl Family ( married Elizabeth Wohlfahrt)

This from the Sholl family history:

John Sholl ( Michael 2, Philip Peter 1)

Born PA 1774 (probably York Co)

Died Rebersburg Centre Co PA 14 Aug 1839 buried Union Cemetery

Married Elizabeth Wohlfahrt daughter of Philip Wolford and Catherine Kraemer

Farmer, located 1807 Brush Valley Centre Co PA

; Democrat and Lutheran

Children: John m. Kate Rishel; Jacob b. 24 June 1807 m. Mary (Polly) Homan; Catherine b. 22 Jan 1809 m. Felix Amspacher; Susan b.…


Added by Jim Avery on June 25, 2012 at 6:47pm — No Comments

MyHeritage releases SuperSearch - a state of the art search engine for family history

Cutting-edge search engine powers breakthrough discoveries, adds color to family history and establishes the popular family network as a leading player in the historical content market

PROVO, Utah & LONDON & TEL AVIV, Israel – June 25, 2012: MyHeritage, the most popular family network on the web, today announced the official launch of SuperSearch, a powerful new family history search engine for helping families around the…


Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on June 25, 2012 at 12:57pm — No Comments

1940 Census The Gardners

Many of us are stepping into the 1940’s by way of the US Census. Our family has been busy with weddings this spring; our son’s and our nephew’s. Now that they are behind us and those young men have happily begun married life I have had an opportunity to begin my search.

I was happy to discover that New York State has been indexed. The first people I wanted to find were my mother and her parents, the Nathaniel Gardner family in New York City. Thanks to I found them…


Added by Colleen Pasquale on June 25, 2012 at 6:08am — No Comments

War of 1812 update James H. Fuller

James FULLER, Margaret Fuller's father fought in the War of 1812 from Guernsey Co. Ohio.  He was born in Maryland, in 30 Jan 1769 and moved to Ohio when Margaret was young prior to this war. He married 1797 in  Maryland. 

He dies on 30 Jan 1842 Peoria, Illinois, USA. I have picture of his tombstone. 

Margaret was born in Washington Co. Maryland 16 May 1801. 

His children were :

Margaret   my line.

Susannah b 1802   in…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on June 23, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments

An Introduction


I'm new to Genealogy Wise, but not to genealogy itself, so I thought I'd start off with an introduction post.

On my Mum's side I have a collection of common names and very uncommon names. My maternal grandmother's line follows the Harrises of Upper Holloway in Islington, London and the Nevols family of Shropshire (the spelling of "Nevols" appears to be unique to my family line so if you have that spelling in your ancestry there's a high chance you're…


Added by Katie Collins on June 22, 2012 at 6:20am — No Comments

Every Memory of Your Life Stored Forever – MyLifeBits Project

What would it look like if you had a computer with every single memory stored on it forever? You would be able to access every webpage you’ve ever looked at, every email you’ve read, every photo you’ve taken or been in, videos of your public speeches, records of conversations. Everything that you felt was important or not important stored away for you to review or others to find out about you.

Back in the late 1990′s Gordon Bell decided, like many of us, to start scanning and…


Added by Stefani Twyford on June 21, 2012 at 4:43pm — No Comments

Gray of OH and MD

Searching for records on Isaac Gray family prior to their settling in Hardin County, Ohio.  They supposedly came to Hardin County from Franklin County Ohio.  Isaac was born in Maryland 1798.  Unable to locate anything prior to their settlement in Hardin County.  Parents unknown.  Wife is Catherine Calvert/Corbin/Corbett and could have been born DE, PA, Germany. Eldest son called her Alcy.

Added by Barbara Gray Cutter on June 21, 2012 at 6:47am — 1 Comment

A 50 Year Search Yields An Amazing Gift! Never Give Up!

Wanted to share an amazing experience with all of you at  For decades, I have sought information on my great, great grandmother "Bridget Galway", who immigrated to the US, from Ireland.  The only information with which to search was the fact that she married a French immigrant, Andre.  As her grandchildren aged, I asked questions and mentally stored tidbits of information they revealed.  None of them had ever met Bridget who died fairly young.  My grandmother only spoke of…


Added by Carolyn Lalli on June 20, 2012 at 2:48pm — 2 Comments

FamilySearch has a Growing Need for International Indexers

Growing Need for International Indexers

18 June 2012

Growing Need for International Indexers
More than 120 projects are currently available from countries outside the U.S., representing 16 languages. Since the first of the year, new projects have been launched from…

Added by Gena Philibert Ortega on June 20, 2012 at 8:50am — No Comments

War of 1812 Some Potential on Dad's side

Now on to Dad's side of family: NOEL JONES listed in 1810 census with wife and son Noyes, is never seen again did he serve and is lost forever? What about any of Susan MADISON's family did they serve? What about Alfred and Addison JOHNSON's line? The BARTLETT line, the SWEET families, HAMMOND families, HAMMETT families what about them?

It seems the…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on June 18, 2012 at 9:01pm — No Comments


Looking for family of James Waters, born about 1833 in either Ireland or MA.  Moved to CA during gold rush

Added by julie waters-barcomb on June 18, 2012 at 8:28pm — No Comments

stricklin family

i have been searching for the origin of william and emily stricklin of hardin co tn in 1820 ,any help would be appreciated.

Added by james barry stricklin on June 17, 2012 at 9:26am — 1 Comment

Jamboree Posts 2012

 HI everyone, I am back from Jamboree and a wee rested up.

 I posted a formal report on my teaching blog.Ancestor Seekers by the Root Bound: Jamboree Tidbits to Share

 Then I went back and did a recount of the interesting three days. a coffee' cologne for Saturday too.

That post is on this blog.…


Added by Susi (Susan C Jones) Pentico on June 16, 2012 at 2:42pm — No Comments

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