E-GEN tools

Below are some tools to make this possible



How to Use YouTube Videos

A Few of Many YouTube Videos


CAUTION: Genealogy Pox is contagious!!!

Improving Your Tree by Understanding Relationship Terms

Less Familiar “Kinship” Terms & Definitions

Tips on Using Message Boards & Forums

GenealogyInTime.com “Top 100 websites”

“E-Genealogy 101: Three East Steps”
“42 Electronic Sources for Genealogical Research”
from Mennonite Family History

Click on old PA map to enlarge; use back page to return

Pennsylvania Settlement

PA counties in 1800

Click on these tools and databases and search under names and phrases:

Somerset Historical Center

Casselman River Amish-Mennonite Historians
(By permission from The Historian, a quarterly publication of the Casselman River Area Amish and Mennonite Historians, Grantsville, MD)

Springs, PA, Historical Society & Museum

52-year index of the Casselman Chronicle

Garrett Co., MD, History Museums

Mennonite Family History

Swiss Anabaptist Genealogical Association (SAGA)

(includes online encyclopedia & state guide)

Journal of Amish & Plain Anabaptist Studies (JAPAS)

Cyndi’s List

Linkpendium PA






Pgh’s North Hills Northland Public Library History

Allegheny County, PA, Index

Berks Co, PA, Index

Somerset Co, PA Genealogical Index

Clickable Somerset Co. map

Quemahoning Twp, PA

Note: Internet services and links are constantly changing. We continue to revise the old addresses and add new sites. Please check back periodically, and by all means, provide reviews and make suggestions in the the space below. Also, see links to all new material in the right-hand column of every E-gen page. Thanks for your continuing interest.

Last revised: 8/19/21

2 Responses to E-GEN tools

  1. Candis Carbone says:

    Does this website just focus on the 5 names at the top? I’m trying to find records of the Otto/Nafziger family that lived in Illinois beginning in the 1860s. Not quite sure if I’m on relevant site or just don’t know what I’m doing!


    • admin says:

      Hello Candy. The four surnames at the top of the page belong to my wife and my parents. By dragging down over them, you’ll come to “Associated families.” The names you mention, both Amish-Mennonite, are quite familiar in our Somerset County, PA. My wife had a grandmother Barbara Nafziger (b. 1733) who married a well-known Rev. Peter Livengood, Sr: https://e-gen.info/?page_id=3023 . As for Otto, our house is made from bricks manufactured in their kilns near Springs, PA. Many members of these families left Somerset County for the West. I invite you read this recent article about several Amish communities: https://e-gen.info/?page_id=10659 .
      You may write to me directly with further questions: pearce@atlanticbb.net
      Regards, Larry

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