This post may be long, but I hope each of you will take the time to read it in its entirety. Some of you reading this may be very new to genealogy research, and are just glad to be able to connect with relatives for the first time. Others, like me have been doing research […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I’m from Kansas, the middle of Kansas, wheat fields, prairie grass, cattle county, wide open spaces. Little House on the Prairie County. What do I know about mining? My first experience with mining, although I didn’t consider it mining at the time, was the sand pits just a couple of miles from where I grew […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
This is a partial photo of a map I have in my possession. The names are very hard to read, but also on the map was a description about this plate of Newport. Here it is: “The inset map of Newport reveals the lots that Jacob R. Swisher, in part, sold before his demise. M. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Now that I have finished the Swisher Reunion DVD set I have decided to follow up on a dream I have had for several years and that is to write a history of my Swisher ancestors and their westward migration. Here is a little taste of what will be in the history book, or booklet. […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
I just spotted this short video and I think it is great. Have fun watching it. It is very informative and fun also. Enjoy. http://twentytwowords.com/things-you-didnt-know-about-your-family-tree-like-who-you-should-be-calling-your-grand-aunt/Continue Reading... No Comments.
I have many hobbies but as most adults discover they take a back seat to earning a living or raising a family. As a parent of four kids, (1 boy, 3 girls) I have found time to support and encourage them in their many endeavors, as a T-ball coach, 4-H leader, Cub and Boy Scout […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Over three thousand pages from the nineteen volume set of Jerome Bonaparte Swisher Reunion notebooks, digitized and set in a slide show format. If run uninterrupted, the slide show will last over 4 ½ hours. (Pictures inserted in this blog are examples of what will be in the DVD collection.) One DVD formatted to run […]Continue Reading... No Comments.
Note: I wrote this article and submitted it to the Morgan Newsletter. I waited until it was published there (it came out in the March – May 2014 issue) before I published it here. Since it has been published, I am now releasing it here. “In 1747 Jacob Prickett, Nathaniel Springer, James Chew and Zackquill […]Continue Reading... 2 Comments.
Since I first started tracing my roots, I have always wondered who raised my Great, Great, Great, Grandfather, Jacob River Swisher. How was he orphaned, and how did he know the family that raised him. The documentation available was very little. Most of it consisted of information apparently first recorded by professional genealogist, Clifford Hoard […]Continue Reading... 1 Comment.
One of my desires as I research family history is to learn the “what’s and whys” of my ancestors. Why did they move in the first place. Why did they settle where they did? What were the obstacles that they faced? What made them to be the kind of people they became? In essence, I want to know their story.Continue Reading... 4 Comments.