Friday, June 17, 2011

Fascinating video

making marble tombstones

Most interesting video showing the process of making marble headstones.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Find A Grave

This is a good website where you can look for information about locating an ancestor's grave.  There are more than 53 million graves, often with pictures and headstone incriptions.  You can search by name, by location, or by cemetery.  Really good information here.

Friday, January 25, 2008

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Free Genealogy Search Help

Genealogy Search Help for Google, which helps you run targeted genealogical Google searches.

Free Genealogy Search Help for Google
Get the Best Genealogy Searches for Google by Using Your Family Tree
This free genealogy site will help you use Google™ for your research. It will create a series of different searches using tips or "tricks" that will likely improve your results. The different searches will give you many different ways of using Google to find ancestry information on the Internet.
Just complete the small family tree on the link above for an ancestor and this site will set up the best searches for you, based on what you enter. Tip: If you don't know an ancestor's parents, but know one of the ancestor's children, use the child's name for the First Name and Last Name below (and spouse, birth, and death) and then enter the ancestor as the Father or Mother. This gives more information for building a search.

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Great new FREE Resource

If you go to the New York Times site, you can enter your search terms in the bar near the top of the page and select whether you want to search articles since 1981 or before 1981. Once you have your results, you can select the Advanced option to limit your search to specific dates. The stories are downloadable as PDF documents. (If you happen across articles that aren't in the free years, they're $4.95 each, or you can get a monthly pass for $7.95 that allows 100 story downloads.)
I used a couple of Ohio place names and found real gold...many surnames, too. Try it.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

Research comment

He who cares nothing about his ancestors will rarely achieve anything worthy of being remembered by his descendants. —author unknown

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Photo History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio

Photo History of Tuscarawas County, Ohio
Here are some wonderful old pictures of the area where many of the early Seibert settlers lived.
Kathy has a web site with 130 SEIBERT name listed. Check it out!

Monday, July 23, 2007

Peter's Father and Mother

Johann(e) Seybert/Seibert was a bricklayer [not a stone mason], residing in the town of Ransweiler, county of Kaiserslautern and Palatinate district of the Kingdom of Bavaria. On Peter's birth certificate he signed his name as Johannes Seibert. He died in Germany.

Marguerite H. Seibert, who had been married at age 23, departed Le Havre on the Ship Malabar, place of origin: Switzerland and Germany. She and Peter arrived in Philadelphia on August 30, 1841.
#1: 1850 Ohio Census
#2: Fiat St. Peters Congregation 1849-1936 Church book. "Came to America with son, Peter, about 1842 from Germany. Lint-Fiat Cemetery, Bucks Twp., Tuscarawas Co., OH"

Sunday, July 22, 2007

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Peter Seibert from Germany

Seiberts of Tuscarawas and Stark Counties of Ohio:
"Peter Adam was the only son and came to Ohio from
Germany with his widowed mother abt 1846. [question] He lived
briefly in Holmes Co then moved to Tuscarawas
County and settled. Some moved to Stark County.
He married twice and fathered 17 children."

Thursday, July 19, 2007

Genealogy of Peter Adam Seibert


No. 4 Birth Record of Peter Seibert

In the year one thousand eight hundred and twenty at January 29 at 11:00 AM there appeared at me, Peter Ganter, mayor of Bisterschied community and clerk for Ransweiler, county of Kaiserslautern and Palatinate district of the Kindom of Bavaria, Johannes Seybert, 28 years old, bricklayer (not stone mason) residing in Ransweiler, who declared that a male child was born at 28th January at 12:00 noon to him and his wife, Maria Margarethe nee Haas; birth took place in the house # 16 in Ransweiler community, whom he (the father) wanted to give the name "Peter." This declaration was in the presence of Johannes Muller, 40 years old, farmer, residing in Ransweiler, and in the presence of Fredrich Haas, 26 years old, day laborer, residing in Ransweiler, whereafter this document was signed by...Johannes Seibert Johannes Muller Fredrich Haas Ganter