Hi Jim.....my ancestors changed the spelling from Cassel to Castle, but during the Cassel phase, I believe they were mostly from Bucks County. I've never come across the Wolford last name in any of my searches. I sure wish we had info to share. Sorry. It was nice to meet you...................Judy
I afraid I don't share any surnames with you. My research is into the GURD family whose lineage I can trace with certainty back to the early 16th century in Wiltshire, (concentrated in and around the little villages of Semley and Donhead St Mary. I have various records of the family in the same small area back as far as the 13th century, but of course there are no Parish Registers etc, to make firm links between people that early (a family tree based on assumption is worthless). In the last two centuries a few family members emigrated to Australia, Canada and the USA, but in the main, the GURD family is still centred in the South West of England.
I look forward to sharing information and ideas with other researchers
Dot Gurd (in Salisbury, Wiltshire)
Member of the Guild of One-Name Studies, researching the GURD family worldwide.
My Avery's are from Ulster Co., NY. This line has been interesting to study. I worked on them for a long time, made no progress until one of my Avery cousins told me the name was originally Every, then things came together. Our immigrant was Edward Evre who came from Cornwall England to Long Island, NY in the 1600's. Our line changed the name from Every to Avery when they came to MI. Since, I have found many Avery and Every cousins surfing the www.
Hi Jim! Thanks for the information on the chat forum. I will definitely direct my questions there!
I don't have a George Colby out of NH listed yet but I do have a George K. Colby out of Maine. Most of who I am adding to my tree on my website, seem to have ended up in Wicasset County. I am not familiar with the area. I have so many Colby branches listed and so many more I can't wait to find!! :) I would love to find family on here. It's something I look forward to on a daily basis.
I'd love to join in, but evening tends to be a bad time for me between having dinner and getting my daughter ready for bed. When I get on after that, most people are getting off. Sigh. I recently started a blog for those doing genealogy in the greater Kalamazoo area. If you know anyone interested you can send them to www.kalamazoogenealogy.blogspot.com. Thanks for the invite.
Jim, thanks for the update on the PA records at Ancestry for the DAR Genwise chat room.
I had only glanced at it and did not have the particulars. Yes I am a member of several of these sites on here, the DAR, Mayflower, and KY, but have little time to check them out.
I am Registrar for our DAR chapter and Registrar for our Colonial Dames 17C chapter and it is keeping me busy. We are gearing up for the March meetings and conferences. Colonial Dames papers are lots more work than the DAR papers, takes them back about three or four gens. More sources to get.
Also involved in a research project to identify the crews of the B-17's of the 92nd Bomber Group of WWII. Love it.
My O'Hara's connect to Gen James O'Hara, Rev War, one of tthe early founders of Pittsburgh, when he was at Ft. Pitt. He had the second glass factory there in Pittsburgh and was the Quartermaster Gen under Washington. I am not his direct line, and we have not found documentation but believe I descend from his brother in South Carolina. More work to do but my genealogy takes a back seat to all the others.