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|Posted on October 2, 2013 at 10:05 PM||comments (0)|
Recently, I put an e-mail out to all of my fellow Isett researchers when Family Tree DNA announced that they were lowering the cost of their Family Finder DNA test. Valene Woolridge and I have communicated over the years about her husband's connections to the Isett family, and she decided to do testing on several members of her family, including her husband.
I was ecstatic when I realized that Valene's husband...Read Full Post »
|Posted on September 23, 2013 at 11:50 PM||comments (0)|
Several weeks ago, I was contacted by Anita Palmer. Her father, Albert F. Breitweiser, worked for the Civilian Conservation Corps at Camp S-61 Diamond Valley in Huntingdon County.
Albert joined the Civilian Conservation Corps in September 1933 and worked three terms of six months each before leaving the CCC. At first, he worked as a laborer at Diamond Valley. However, when the camp leader found out he had been an Eagle Scout and was well versed in fi...Read Full Post »
|Posted on August 14, 2013 at 10:35 PM||comments (1)|
We just finished up another week of the "Bigger and Better" Huntingdon County Fair. The Huntingdon County Fair is an annual tradition for many local families. It is one of the oldest, most continuous county fairs in the state, having started in 1831.
One of my favorite features is theRead Full Post »
|Posted on August 1, 2013 at 9:20 PM||comments (0)|
It's no secret that the family I have enjoyed researching the most, but which is also my nemesis, is the Isett family. This week, I had the opportunity to visit the Isett Heritage Museum. I knew they had a photo of Matthew G. Isett in his Civil War uniform. So after dropping my son off at preschool on Tuesday, I made my way to the top of Stone Creek Ridge armed with my camera. I explained to the guide that ...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 29, 2013 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
Last week, I had the opportunity to visit two Weller siblings and scan some of their family photos, special memories, and local treasures.
First, I visited with Ruth and Eugene Garner. Ruth is the daughter of the late William Ralph and Grace Elizabeth (Riley) Weller. Eugene is the son of the late Homer and Della May (Brumbaugh) Garner.
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|Posted on July 19, 2013 at 9:35 PM||comments (0)|
On the days my son goes to preschool this summer, I've been making some time for myself and have been hanging out in the Huntingdon County Court House and the Huntingdon County Historical Society. It has been super hot here in central Pennsylvania this summer, and while neither are air-conditioned facilities, they are still cool pla...Read Full Post »
|Posted on July 7, 2013 at 2:00 PM||comments (0)|
There are angels who walk among us here on Earth. They are not the angels sent from God, but they are genealogical angels. I was contacted by one of these angels, Tom Davis, in mid-June who found my website while searching for family information.
You see, Tom is an angel, because he rescues old family photos and albums, researches the family, and tries to return the photos to a family member. Tom rescued a photo album that belonged to Rachel Ann (Shultz) Gr...Read Full Post »
|Posted on June 21, 2013 at 6:10 PM||comments (1)|
Elizabeth (Unknown) Isett Matthews (????-????)...that is a lot of unknowns, isn't it? I don't know her maiden name, when she was born, where she lived, who she married, when she died, or where she is buried. So, why do I even care about her? Because she is a vital missing part of my family tree! Well, not even my family tree, but that of my husband and son. I've been researching her and her son and husbands for so long now that she feels like she is my own.Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 25, 2013 at 11:10 PM||comments (2)|
My family and I took advantage of the first program of the summer season at Greenwood Furnace State Park. The program was conducted by Paul Fagley, their historian and educational interpreter. The program, which he titled "Three Squares and a Cot" was a virtual tour of five local Civilian Conservation Corps camps that were local to Greenwood Furnace State Park and conducted work within...Read Full Post »
|Posted on May 14, 2013 at 10:15 PM||comments (0)|
The Riley family has been putting flags on seven of the Woodcock Valley cemeteries for many generations. We finished putting flags on for Memorial Day 2013 this evening. My husband and I usually do the flags, but we had to add some extra help this year since my husband broke his leg! My father-in-law was glad to help; and I enjoyed his help, because it was like a walking history lesson.
I was contacted by Dale Norris this past year, who found another vetera...Read Full Post »