Looking for links to the McLaughlin, Booth, and Weston families of the coal regions of Pennsylvania?

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In an effort to connect one or two individuals to the Global Tree I have researched a large extended family that came from Ireland and England and settled in the coal mining areas of Summit Hill, Carbon County and Tamaqua, Schulykill County, Pennsylvania. The most frequent surnames are McLaughlin, Booth, and Weston. Do any Wikitreers have connections for these family that hail from the anthracite coal mining regions of Pennsylvania?
WikiTree profile: Thomas McLaughlin
in Genealogy Help by Nikki Byer G2G6 (9.2k points)
Consider trying familysearch.org . It doesn't cost anything and I would be surprised if you did not find all three of surnames in the counties you outlined.

Just go to famlysearch.org and fill in two blanks by entering the surname you are seeking and for Rummiesidence, enter the county.

I tried it with McLaughlin in Carbon County and there were at least 200 hits, the 200th being John McLaughlin born 1892.
Thanks Frank. I did do that. Perhaps I didn't do a very good job of explaining what I am looking for. I have been working for almost a month at trying to connect this family to the Global Family Tree. I am a paid member of Ancestry and by using that and FamilySearch I have been able to build this family from two unconnected individuals to almost twenty, but none of them are already in the Wikitree Global Tree. I have started checking the Wikitree database first before I spend a lot of time working on a profile, but everything comes up empty. That is why I sent the message out to the G2G community. Perhaps someone following one of these family names may help me to connect to someone.

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Hi, Nikki

I may be a year or so late in responding, but just in last couple of months have started a miner project to honor miners worldwide.  I have a lot of research for that area of PA, and if you are still looking for the answers, I'd be happy to provide the links.

Just let me know by email and I will send what I have.

Enjoy your weekend.


by Living Moore G2G6 Pilot (212k points)

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