Welcome . . .

. . . to the descendants of our families who bravely crossed the Northern Appalachians into Somerset, Allegheny, and surrounding counties in Western Pennsylvania after surviving weeks at sea on their way from Europe. Oh, be sure that some began their American experience living for a time in the eastern portion of Penn’s Woods, and we refer to that often, but our mission as “Teller of the tales of the tribe” is primarily to share their stories of life on the early frontier farther west.

May we emphasize two things: First, this site is always UNDER CONTRUCTION; and second, this is not a blog! What you see is researched and documented and presented in as scholarly a manner as possible. We like to think of this site as a repository of family trees and original narratives, a library for the spirits of our ancestors, archives for our descendants.

Two more things: we are always open for comments, corrections, and additions; and this site is highly interactive. We offer an alphabetical listing of surname links that will take you to family trees, which in turn are linked to other family trees, each of which offers a rich Table of Contents for your perusal. Download, save, print, and share whatever you like, but don’t forget to check back for new additions. Comments are always welcome and may be made under “Leave a Reply” at the bottom of each page or directly to me via e-mail: PEARCE@ATLANTICBB.NET.

Larry & Susan Miller Pearce

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8 Responses to Welcome . . .

  1. julianne says:

    facinated to see another Mackrell link, although cannot fit it at the moment.

  2. Jem Robbs says:

    I am so happy to have found your site. I came looking for information about Ruel Peterson, my mom’s dad’s ancestor, only to see the name Felix Stambach in the side bar. I thought, “Surely, this can’t be the Felix Stambach that is my mom’s mom’s ancestor!” but it was! I can’t wait to dig into your site some more!

    • admin says:

      Hi Jem,
      What an unusual name. I couldn’t tell from the origin of your inquiry whether you were writing from my front page or one of the associated family trees. There are two ways to get to the surnames: first, from the upper left surname list, and second by dragging down either the Miller or Krause names at the top and then right to the appropriate associated family tree, i.e. Peterson from Miller and Stambach from Krause. Interesting that you have family on both sides and that Peterson was Swedish from Somerset Co. and Stambach from eastern PA, I believe. Where do you live? Please let me know if you find something to add.

  3. Matt says:

    This is a great resource for research. Thank you for all the work!

  4. Bud says:

    Really nice site!

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