Posts Tagged: Pennsylvania

Is Fayetta’s Death Date Wrong on Her Headstone?

If you want an example of a unique combination of given and family names, I would offer Fayetta Salome Flaugh as a good example.Nearly 20 years ago, I attended a meeting of the Computer Assisted Genealogy Group Greater Cleveland (CAGG for short) to learn about genealogy database programs. Several members were demonstrating features of the

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My First Experience with Interment.net

I was working just now with a tree I had started in MyHeritage.com and a record match came up for the burial of my great uncle Frank A. Betts, b 1866-d 1929, on Interment.net. The match was for his burial in Park Lawn Cemetery, just outside of Jamestown in Mercer County, Pennsylvania. I have visited

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Harvesting Pennsylvania Death Records on Ancestry.com

I have a large number of ancestors who passed away in Pennsylvania. For years, it was necessary to visit one of five Pennsylvania repositories around the state to obtain a death certificate for a deceased ancestor. This effectively stopped me from obtaining these valuable records. A few months ago, the Pennsylvania State Archives announced that

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Ancestor’s Life Recorded in Newspapers

Nelson Dinghman (b 1818-d 1907) was my great great grandfather. When I was growing up, I never heard a word about him, even though he had lived only about 15 miles from my childhood home in Andover, Ohio. Early on in my involvement in genealogy, I looked for information about Nelson and learned that he

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