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Joe Lowry
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Are Henrietta Bahle and Rachel Bahle one and the same?
        Jacob Bahle was a German immigrant to the Pittsburgh area who fought in the American Civil War and worked as a general laborer for much of his life. He married in 1860 and raised at least nine children in the Deutschtown neighborhood, an enclave of ...

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Who Was New Castle's Oldest Resident in 1925?
Just who was New Castle, Pennsylvania's oldest resident in 1925? It was none other than my 3rd great grandmother Esther Callahan Rogan. Grandma Rogan was born in Liverpool, England on April 23, 1832 and arrived in the United States in 1851. After living in ...

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The Tree of Life wasn't your family tree
What a lot of people don't realize is that Noah built the ark not for animals, but for saving early census records and birth certificates. Do you have any idea what flood waters do to genealogical records? I found this comment on the Irish Genealogy Faceboo...

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My Genealogy Database in 2015
I maintain all of my genealogical information using a software application called Family Tree Maker. Here's the current snapshot of my database: People: 2,335 Marriages: 658 Places: 768 Media: 2559 (photographs and document images) Repositories: 14 Source G...

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Edward Lowry, Lawman
I've previously written about my great grand uncle Edward Lowry , wondering what happened to him after 1904 and what he did in the last few years of his life. In the 14 months since I wrote that piece, I've discovered quite a bit. At the turn of the 20th ce...

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Photo of the Day - November 23, 2015
This photo was taken around 1925. The older girl in the center is Blanche Witt, my 1st cousin 2x removed (also known as my grandfather's first cousin) and she's holding Fred Witt, my great uncle. My great uncle Francis Witt Jr. and Dorothy Leffler are the t...

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The Revolutionary War Pension File of Zephaniah Rogers
Zephaniah Rogers was born on March 18, 1747, in Mendon, Massachusetts. Zepheniah married Elizabeth Rood on March 7, 1770, in Litchfield, Connecticut, when he was 22 years old. In 1776, he served in Captain Satterlee's company of militia. After the Revolutio...

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Photo of the Day - September 12, 2015
It's been some time since I posted to the blog. The summer was pretty hectic, with little to no vacation, new responsibilities as the webmaster of the Fairfax Genealogical Society , and working with Eileen to get our townhouse on the market . In that space ...
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