Harper B. Thompson & Myrtle A. Batdorf

Born and raised on his family’s rural Pennsylvania ancestral lands, Harper Thompson embraced the legacy of his great-grandfather, Alexander, a Scottish immigrant, and resided all his life in the counties of Schuylkill and Dauphin. Abel and Gussie Thompson welcomed...

Gerald G. Thompson

GERALD G. THOMPSON Jerry was born in September 15, 1935 in his Batdorf grandparents’ home, the son of Harper Thompson and Myrtle Batdorf. Initially he lived at Myrtle’s parents’ house, 542 North Street, Lykens but shortly thereafter moved to Tower City. During the...

Melvalean Curry Thompson

Mel wrote a snippet about her upbringing in 2004: I am Melvalean, named after my uncle Melvin from Hinesville, Georgia. As a child my mother called me Mel for a nickname, saying my name is too long to say every time, but it was she that named me! I was born in...

TFH Excerpt: Charlotte “Lottie” and William Duncan

William Duncan and Charlotte were a caring, married couple, who married in the late nineteenth century. The couple married and lived in Sunbury, Pennsylvania. They did also have one son together, Irvin and another son, Harris, born in 1905 who died in infancy. William...

Ancestral Narratives

The upcoming blogs with focus on narratives of our ancestors. Each month we’ll visit a long, lost couple and bring them back to life. Detailing the challenges and successes of their daily lives. This is a detailed introduction to the info used to write the narratives....

Our Genealogy Preface

We are organizing our genealogies in three basic fashions–data, bios and images. This volume continues our research back in time, based strictly on our genealogical (data) history researched over the past forty years. We previously published Generation 5 (4...