This group is for those who live or have roots in NW PA
We're willing to snap photos, look up an old obit or just help you out, post a message and we'll see what we can do. We have access to cemeteries, historical societies & court houses in counties from Centre, Clearfield, Jefferson, Elk, Cameron, McKean & north.
With over 7 megs of photos, we continue to grow with cemeteries, churches, schools, industry or other landmarks. I'm working on getting vintage photos from many town's pasts. If you have any, please share.
Links will give you access to general and area-specific websites where you can find a treasure-trove of genealogy informaion.
The Database will allow you to add surnames you are researching and for upcoming family reunions. Feel free to add to both.
Messages are not moderated and everyone is encouraged to share.
Cooking? Cleaning? I'd Rather do Genealogy!
They think that I should cook and clean, and be a model wife.
I tell them it's more interesting to study Grandpa's life.
They simply do not understand why I hate to go to bed
I'd rather do two hundred years of research work instead.
Why waste the time we have on earth just snoring and asleep?
When we can learn of ancestors that sailed upon the deep?
We have priests, Rabbis, lawmen, soldiers, more than just a few.
And yes, there's many scoundrels, and a bootlegger or two.
How can a person find this life an awful drudge or bore?
When we can live the lives of all those folks who came before?
A hundred years from now of course, no one will ever know
Whether I did laundry, but they'll see our Tree and glow
'Cause their dear old granny left for them, for all posterity,
not clean hankies and the like, but a finished family tree.
My home may be untidy, 'cause I've better things to do
checking all the records to provide us with a clue.
Old great granny's pulling roots and branches out with glee,
Her clothes ain't hanging out to dry she's hung up on a tree.