Genealogy of the Woodcock Valley

Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

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David Christmas
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I live in a small old X gold mining town called Mount Morgan it is 38Km's

from the city of Rockhampton in Queensland Australia and i have a web site on webs

.com http://vk4djc.webs.com

 



Dave Norris
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I've lived in Ohio most of my life.  My branch of the Norris family is dominated by farmers.  We haven't farmed in a generation or so, but there's so much dirt in our bloodline we still bleed brown.  I've restarted our family reunion after a 26-year hiatus and am hoping to develop a family history and lineage to share with the rest of my cousins.



Melanee Rinker Morales
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My dad John F. Rinker, born 1920 grew up in McConnellstown, PA.  His mother was Pearl Rinker and they lived in the house beside the old Methodist Church. My dad is still living.

My maternal grandmother was Genevieve Fisher, and she lived in McConnellstown and attended the new Methodist Church.  My mother was Mary Elizabeth Rinker known by all as Betty.  She was born in 1920, and she went to Huntington High School.  She passed away 26 years ago.

My husband and I visit McConnellstown every year.  We love the area.



Lori Berkstresser Haam
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Linda Schmidt
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Jim
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I've been doing genealogy for about ten years,  My dad had done genealogy for about 30-40 years before he passed away in 2009.  My maternal grandparents were from Ireland.  My dad's side goes back to Colonial America.



Nina
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69 years old
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Heather Grazier Lohr
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Kathleen (Grubb) Holder
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I am researching the family of fifth-great-grandfather, Abraham Grubb (Krob/Krupp/Kropf), who moved to Huntingdon County in the late 1700s and died there in 1814, as well as related families.



Kim
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I married into the Garner family from Marklesburg.  My name is Kim Rupert-Garner and I grew up in Petersburg, PA.  I have been researching my husband, John's, family as well as my own.  My husband comes from the John Michael Garner family.  My roots are from the Garlock family.  Thanks for the website and all member's contribution.



McElwee
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74 years old
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George Galla
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71 years old
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Finally found out where My Father George Galla spent his time in the CCC



Celtie
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I was born and live on the west coast of Scotland, started my family research around 2009 and with a bit of help was very successful.  I discovered via Debbie's hard work with this site that some of my Kiltie ancestors from Scotland had settled in Huntingdon and Margaret Kiltie had married John E Hoover of  McConnelstown.  Margaret B Hoover passed away in 1960 and had been a member of the Order of the Eastern Star in Braddock.

I would really like to know more about their lives, for instance the fact that they operated a fish market in Huntingdon, there has to be many stories regarding this, and above all a photo of the family, but  I think this may be too much to expect or hope for.

My thanks to Debbie, without her posts I would never have known where in the U.S.A. my ancestors had settled.

Best Regards

Celtie



Charlotte
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Frank Showalter
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69 years old
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I have been doing my family history for over 40 years.  I have a database of over 40,000 records.

Wookcock Valley is important to me because many of my ancestors were there, or from there. 

I share my records with those who are willing to share with me.  My work is a labor of love and not for money.

My childhood home was Ashtabula County, Ohio.  My Father Carl Showalter, and Grandfather, Frederick N. Showalter were from Rays Cove, Bedford County.  My Great Grandfather, John M. Showalter, and 2nd Great Grandfather, Abraham Showalter were from Penn Twp. Huntingdon Country.  My 3rd Great Grandfather, Abraham Showalter was born in Chester County and died in Cass Twp. Huntingdon County. 

The most important find for me would be to find positive proof of the surname of Abrahams wife, Nancy, who is buried in Valley View (Brumbaugh) Cemetery.  Some say she was a Snare, but no proof has been found.

My records are not limited to Pennsylvania. 

 



Darlene Shoop
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Deb (Ford)Yingling
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57 years old
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