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Anonymous Nagel

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Anonymous Nagel
Born 1970s.
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Genealogy Methods

When I started, I focused on my family only, but hit some brick walls. Now I'm doing an area study for Pennsylvania. I figure that the more profiles that are accurately created and connected, the more chances that I'll break through those walls. Both quantity and quality matter.

Note: if you would like to take over as profile manager for any profiles I manage, just send me a note.

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Convert all the historical persons mentioned in these sources to wikitree profiles:

Jordan, John W. Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania (Lewis Historical Pub. Co., New York, 1915) UPDATE: COMPLETED!

Cushing, Thomas. History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania (A. Warner & Co., Chicago, 1889)

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The western PA families I most focus on are Ireland surname (Allegheny County) and McCool (all over PA). I also work on all Sollenberger lines, but those are mostly southeast PA. I'm heavily involved in Y-DNA test management and one-name studies on all three surnames.
posted by Kevin Ireland
Hi, I saw you have some information on the Miller Walker's who immigrated from Ireland. I entered a Robert Walker from Letterkenny, County Tyrone, Ireland who married a Jane (Miller) and had a daughter Mary Ann Walker who was born around 24 AUG 1781. They immigrated into Philadelphia on 22 AUG 1786 according to a family genealogy book in my possession called "Climbing the Smith Family Tree" by Ann Smith Melbourne. They settled in what was then Hamilton township, Cumberland County, PA which is now known as St. Thomas, Franklin County, PA. Does this fit with your Robert, Jane and son James? I went ahead and made a profile for Jane Miller (Miller-83660) because I have no certain date on her birth. Looking forward to your reply.
posted by Paula (Hardt) Egan
edited by Paula (Hardt) Egan
I’m not sure if they are the same person, but they could be. Let’s see if we can confirm with another source. I’m going to check some Franklin, PA sources.
posted by Anonymous Nagel
Thanks for what you are doing by adding people from the histories. I am descended from both east and west Pennsylvanians (Luzerne and Crawford County). You helped me figure out that my dead end John Ingham was actually Humphrey John Ingham! Yeah!
posted by s Davenport
Happened upon your name today as I was working on one of my ancestor's profiles. It seems that Western Pennsylvania is more or less the same as the Fort Pitt region from the time of the French Indian Wars. It was the largest settlement in a huge circular area around today's Pittsburgh, where folks went to trade and get supplies, which included Western Pennsylvania, nearby Ohio, nearby West Virginia, and nearby Maryland. I had a lot of ancestors in that area, so have noted fluidity of movement of families in the Fort Pitt region, among nearby areas in those states too, from generation to generation. Sometimes they are found in PA in one of the counties surrounding Pittsburgh, then found across the river in OH, back to PA, to WV panhandle, and the arm of MD directly under PA, which is where one one of my ancestors who married someone across the river in OH is from, but the family also lived in more than one of the counties surrounding Fort Pitt. I finally figured out to search for family names in all those states, instead of only PA. I like the idea of a Western PA place study, but I also like the idea of a Fort Pitt place study that would be Western PA and spill over into the nearby areas of WV, OH, MD. However it would be difficult to categorize and it would be frontier settlements pre and post revolution before and after statehood.

Found two useful Western PA websites today while searching for source material. There is an excellent website for Hopewell Township - <https://www.hopewelltwp.com/187/History> and an extensive one about the History of Beaver County Pennsylvania - <https://www.pa-roots.com/index.php/pacounties/beaver-county/283-history-of-beaver-county-pennsylvania-and-its-centennial-celebration> which I have yet to explore.

posted by Mary Gossage
I concur, I'd like to fill out all the profiles I can for the entire area, including portions of West Virginia and Ohio, where I also have many relatives from. I tried to get a real project together at one time, but I couldn't get any interest going on G2G, so I decided to go it alone for some time. I've been working through some genealogical books. I started with a very ambitious portion of my project which was to document all people in "Genealogical and Personal History of Western Pennsylvania" by Jordan, John and actually finished it, it was over 25,000 profiles in total. Now I'm working through "History of Allegheny County, Pennsylvania" by Cushing which is more focused. After that, I might spin off to "Memoirs of Allegheny County" or "History of Pittsburgh and its environs", History of Washington County, or History of Westmoreland county. If you are interested in this , the more minds the better. It is a lot of work. I try to add 20-40 profiles per day as as pace. The goal is to find 2 sources per profile, if possible, but I can't find them always.
posted by Anonymous Nagel
edited by Anonymous Nagel
Hi,

I noticed that you are focusing on adding a specific region of Pennsylvania, Thank you! Have you considered starting a One Place Study? Every profile you add helps other reach their goals and possibly break down a few brick walls in the meantime. Have a fabulous week!

Mindy

posted by Mindy Silva
I've thought about doing the one place study for Western PA, but then was was thinking I'd have to go back to the 38,000 or so profiles that I created for this area and have to add that tag. I guess I could do it for only new profiles and if I happen to edit a previously created profile.
posted by Anonymous Nagel
I agree to both the merges you propose (Wagenseller and Riter), but I'm not sure of the procedure from here and afraid of messing something up. What specifically do I need to do? Thanks.
Anonymous, I just looked over your work on the Pennsylvania Daubenspecks. I really appreciate your additions. I've been pounding my own Daubenspeck brick wall in Butler for almost a decade now. I should have done what you're doing: just go for it and hope something falls into place. Thank you!

In the same area were some Peytons, Wicks, Youngs, Pettigrews, and others of interest to me. And also, god alone knows where I saw this years ago, but a "Millersville?" or something like that in Butler where many of these families might have settled circa 1820 or so. If you come across anything interesting about these families please drop me a line. Jacob Daubenspeck and Sarah Young.

posted by Gregory Morris
Anonymous I rejected the merge between Lovinus Chase (Chase-7056) and Lovina Chase (Chase-7054) because they are twins. Lovinus is male and Lovina is female. I know it's odd that their names are so closely a like.
posted by Lisa (Smith) Martin
Anon, making more than one thousand contributions in September added so much to the breadth and depth of our Shared Tree. The Appreciation Team thanks YOU!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Thanks Anon for proposing the Kirkland-1039 merge and an even bigger thank you for tidying the profile up after it!

Cheers

posted by Simon Canning
The Appreciation Team thanks for you for efforts toward making our Shared Tree the best it can be with your 1000+ contributions during August 2019. You are an important part of what we are all about!

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
I think we are related via Fraser/ McPherson somewhere. I would love to hear from you
posted by Susan (Fraser) Moon
Hi I think we merged your Hugh with my Hugh Scott ?
posted by Kathleen Tootell
Howdy!

The Appreciation Team thanks you for all for your hard work for reaching 1000+ (actually, over 5600!!) contributions for the month July 2019. Onward and upward!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard
Hello!

Very well done on your making 1,000 or more contributions to WikiTree in June 2019! We commend and appreciate all of your time and effort in helping to grow and perfect our Shared Tree. Keep up the great work!

Pip Sheppard ~ WikiTree Appreciation Team

posted by Pip Sheppard

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