Some Port Trevorton/Sunbury Narratives

In 1868, William and Elizabeth lived a couple miles west of Port Trevorton, Snyder; sadly the this is year she passes away. Their home was very rural, as they were outside even the small town, surrounded by very little but nature. To the north of their property was...

My mother remembers Ollie (RIP brother)

My Brother-in-law Ollie Mazo passed earlier this year. He was laid to rest in Philly. My mother wrote a small remembrance: “My mind was on Oliver tonight as I prepared my dinner and fed Sky and Foxy. Oliver looked at me one night at Marc’s table and said to me,...

Ancestor’s Words

May each and every feather in its wings serve to write a Declaration of Independence for as many nations. Henry Bucher (Newspaper comment) Scattered o’er various fields by heaven, Through various pathways lead, What happiness in peace to meet, Around a common head!...

Partial List of Ancestry Databases

Here is a partial list of unindexed (browsable, image-only) PA databases on ancestry.com. (Since ancestry.com continues to thwart our best search attempts and will not release a complete list). This is pulled from the first 100 databases listed under PA in...

Charlotte “Lottie” and William Duncan

by Sophia Thompson (age 12 at the time) William and Lottie Duncan were a caring couple of late nineteenth century, whose family persevered through adversity. The couple were wed and lived in Sunbury, Pennsylvania, having two sons together, Irvin and Harris. When...