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  • 18-07-2020 11:15 AM

Some of the life of my great grandfather Arnold William Spore.

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  • 05-04-2020 02:06 PM

Milton's short life and loss from Spanish Flu in 1918

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  • 05-04-2020 01:11 PM

The first in a series of my families experiences with the Spanish flu pandemic in 1918.

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  • 25-02-2020 09:33 PM

Visits to Great Grandma’s ❤️

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  • 23-02-2020 02:07 PM

Part two of the story of my great grandmother

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  • 08-02-2020 05:21 PM

Part one of the story of my great grandma, Margaret Ann Peters Joseph

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  • 04-01-2020 06:00 PM

The short life of Louise Marie Gauthier Besner

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  • 12-11-2019 08:56 PM

So you know the full names of your 8 great grandparents.

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  • 17-08-2019 03:12 PM

Noble W. Broadwater and his civil war service at the age of 56.

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  • 18-04-2019 11:01 PM

Gerrit Van Swearingen is the first Swearingen in North American.

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Video Memories


  • 02-09-2019 12:18 PM

Our McConnell Immigrants

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  • 02-09-2019 11:57 AM

In memory of our beloved Goldie...

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  • 02-09-2019 11:41 AM

Family gatherings over the years

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  • 02-09-2019 11:11 AM

My Great Grandparents and their children....

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  • 01-09-2019 06:06 PM

Genevieve Piccuillio

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  • 01-09-2019 01:12 PM

My Pap

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  • 01-09-2019 01:02 PM

Edna McConnell McAdams

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Family Lines


McConnell Family

Thomas McConnell married Mary Mchugh. The young couple were forced to leave Ireland for America during the potato famine

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Besner Family

Click below for Family Group sheets of the Besner Family

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Spore Family

Broadwater Family

Solomon Peters Family

Solomon Peters and his wife Sarah Jane Adams

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About Me


About Me
The heartwood is the dead older wood, at the core of the tree. It is created as the tree ages. Its primary function is to support the tree. In my large family tree, my ancestors have built a complex and strong heartwood. I want to tell their stories. I also want to help others find and understand their heartwood.

The heartwood created in my ever-growing family tree provides our core and the foundation on which we build our lives. Every decision, every choice made, shaped our lives, as our steps will shape others.

I have been doing genealogical research, since 1991, when I was just 17. It is my wish to document my research in a place I control. The new age of genealogy is a quick fix to the hours many have put into field trips, documentation and combing through records. I am grateful to sites, like ancestry, who have preserved many records, however it is my goal to remind myself and others, it is the exploration and analysis of those records that makes you a family historian, not simply the notation of them.

It is said to explore a different culture you must submerge yourself in it, its like that in time too. To learn of others in their time, you must surround yourself with it. That is how I do my genealogy, and that is how I can help you do yours.

Someday we will make up the heartwood of our family trees. Today we explore it.

Please contact me for help in finding your own heartwood.

Carrie

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  • North Huntingdon, PA, USA