I love history. I'm retired now and currently residing in the Pittsburgh Area. I am looking up my family lines. They are Russell(Rusnak) and Johnson on my father's side. And Cypher and Coughlin on my mother's side.
My main interest is in the Tri-State Area comprising Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio and the West Virginia Panhandle. A little bit of Maryland, most around Baltimore, as well. It appears that once my ancestors got to America, whenever they found a spot they liked, they stayed.
My family, both direct and through marriage, were some of the first to come to Western Pennsylvania in the late 1700's. The first school in Butler Co., PA , was on my G-G-G-G-Grandfather's farm. And while I have not found any verified information to prove so, knowing my family's penchant for spirits, they probably were involved in the Whiskey Rebellion too. LOL
My heritage is the British Isles and Ireland, as well as Germany and France (Hesse and Alsace-Lorraine) and the Balkans. And a touch of Dutch in there for good measure.
Have been doing a lot of research on Ancestry and will load data from there when I feel it is good enough to go "into the wild". I have around 8,000 names spread across various Family Trees on Ancestry. I include In-Laws and their family in my trees. Odd how those names always seem to pop up along some other branch. Sadly, I have hit the Watch List Name Limit and have had to Orphan many Profiles who were distantly related by marriage.
Pennsylvania Cemetery Project'
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On 18 Jul 2018 at 19:16 GMT Deb Cavel wrote:
Thank you so very much!
Deb Cavel Cavel-3
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On 2 Jan 2018 at 18:11 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:
Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.
Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.
Thank you for being a Wikitreer,
Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader
On 22 Oct 2017 at 14:22 GMT Gillian (Platts) Causier wrote:
Re. Causiers, please feel free to add the sources/info you have for them, I look forward to seeing the info you have.
Regards, Gillian Causier
On 1 Jul 2017 at 01:15 GMT Keith Hathaway wrote:
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On 21 Jun 2017 at 21:15 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:
|LJ Russell is a Wonderful WikiTreer.|
On 22 May 2017 at 15:07 GMT Jack Ackworth wrote:
Not finding a lot on search engines to help.