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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
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Click on these tools and databases and search under names and phrases:
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
Swiss Anabaptist Genealogical Association (SAGA)
(includes online encyclopedia & state guide)
Journal of Amish & Plain Anabaptist Studies (JAPAS)
Pgh’s North Hills Northland Public Library History
Somerset Co, PA Genealogical Index
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Last revised: 8/19/21
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!
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: [email protected]