Histories

This is our family history library, and we are its custodians and historians. We have spent over twenty years researching our families; weeding through volumes of information. The left sidebar has an alphabetical listing of our main families’ genealogical charts, and we also spent a lot of our time researching our families' photographs, and working with our cousins to create Photo Histories.

We continue to post basic family genealogy information to a few better known ancestry and genealogical web sites, which we cautiously use for research. But, these sites are typically filled with errors and unsupported information. Many of these sites don't permit listing sources, or if they do, people don't provide them. And without sources, we can't verify our relationships, or tell the stories of family members.

So, we decided to build our own body of published work that relates our references and notes to our families' stories. We're hopeful this provides the reader with a solid foundation in search of their own families.

Family History Summaries and Links

What follows are summaries of our family hisitories, and if you think we are connected, you can use this Relationship Chart to see how we might be related.

Request, corrections, comments, please let us know; booggraham@comcast.net

Barr Family History

The summary for this family's history is not ready for web publication.


Bitner Family History

The summary for this family's history is not ready for web publication.


Ellis Family History

The summary for this family's history is not ready for web publication.


Graham Family History

Our Graham history can be accurately traced back to the marriage of John Graham and Lydia Devor. John was born in early Cumberland County Pennsylvania, and lived between 1810 and 1883 in Cumberland and Perry County Pennsylvania. The nearest known documented relative to John is a brother; Robert Graham who married Ann Devor, the sister of John’s wife Lydia Devor.

We continue to search for John Graham's parents. A complete Graham Family History web page has all our cited sources, and pdf file download version.

Request, corrections, comments, please let us know; booggraham@comcast.net

Greenawalt Family History

The summary for this family's history is not ready for web publication.


Hines Family History

The summary for this family's history is not ready for web publication.


Klinger Family History

The summary for this family's history is not ready for web publication.


Mankamyer Family History

The summary for this family's history is not ready for web publication.


Sollenberger Family History

The summary for this family's history is not ready for web publication.


Taylor Family History

The summary for this family's history is not ready for web publication.


Wrightstone Family History

The summary for this family's history is not ready for web publication.


Once Upon a time, I dreamt I was a butterfly, fluttering hither and thither, to all intents and purposes a butterfly.  I was conscious only of following my fancies as a butterfly, and was unconscious of my individuality as a man. Suddenly, I awoke, and there I lay, myself again. Now I do not know whether I was then a man dreaming I was a butterfly, or whether I am now a butterfly dreaming I am a man.   
-- Chuang – Tzu, 3rd Century BC

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