Centre County Guests

Signings in the Guestbook, July-December 1998

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Name: Phil Bender
E- mail: pbender@elkgrove.net
From: Sacrament, CA, Suburb, Elk Grove
Website:
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Comments: found your link on James Hunter(Needham) site on MCCS

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Name: Jon L. Kauffman
E- mail: jonnylk@pa.net
From: Bellefonte, PA
Website:
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Comments: Was born and raised in Centre County. Grandfather, Martin Kauffman was county sheriff and prothonotary for years. Previously served as Chief of Police in State College. Miss home.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: John A Dale
E- mail: wj2k@aol.com
From: Philipsburg, Center Co, Pa
Website:
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Comments: I"m a complete novice at on-line genealogy. I was surprised and excited to find all this material on my area of genealogical interest. Thank you. I certainly plan to be back... JD

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Name: Cathleen (BOWES) Church
E-mail: churchc@jwseligman.com
From: New York
Website: None
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Comments: Very helpful website ... am impressed with amount of research used in building and maintaining this site. Would like to help in some way. Please continue the terrific work! PS - Recently encountered difficulty in sending Queries .... receive following Netscape message "Document Contains No Data" Any ideas ???  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Niki Paddock
E- mail: Nikipad
From: Tucson
Website: aol
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Comments: I think it is great! I'll be back many times, thank you for all the work you put into it. Niki Paddock  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Jan Topliff
E- mail: Ravenia@aol.com
From: CA
Website: www.geocities/Heartland/Pointe/
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Comments: I'm searching for Oswalt/Hershey/Waring in Centre Co. Unfortunately, not here. I'm beginning to wonder if they were completely invisible. There were at least 3-4 generations in Snow Shoe.

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Name: Sherryl Clark
E- mail: sherrylclark@hotmail.com
From: Houston, Tx.
Website:
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Comments: Great site! Would suggest indexing queries alphabetically rather than by month for easier access and more efficient use of time. Thanks again.

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Name: Debbie Whitman
E- mail: debbiew@sover.net
From: Manchester Center, Vermont
Website: I located you folks through Ancestry Magazine.
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Comments: I am of Swedish origin, Great Grandfather came over from Sweden as Abrahamson to Gardo and changed name to Abramson. But, I didn't find anything on your site related to either Gardo or Abrahamson/Abramson.

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Name: Michael C Bartlett
E- mail: MCBartlet@aol.com
From: Marietta, GA
Website:
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Comments: One of the more helpful sites on the web. Wish you had actual census records, births, deaths etc., scanned and available. Grateful for what you do have.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Nancy Cheryl Francis Stultz
E-mail: nstultz@tricountyi.net
From: Bellefonte
Website: My internet provider has a URL directly to this area.
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Comments: Born and raised in Bellefonte, my sister does the family roots and is an expert on the WAGNER and KISLING families. Her address is  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Christine Perciaccanto
E-mail: JFranek@aol.com
From: Syosset, New York
Website:
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America Online
Comments: Your site is interesting a full of good facts. However, work should really be done on the Snow Shoe region. A large emigrant population settled there during the immigration influx in the late 19th century and many of their decendents still reside there today. It is an area rich in History and deserves to have some attention paid to it.

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Name: Sandy Goodspeed
E- mail: Goodspsm@oneonta.edu
From: Maryland, New York
Website:
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Comments: Hi, Nice concise web site. Searching MICHAEL family. My gt grandmother, Anna Martha (ISLEIB) SAGER was married to Lafayette C MICHAEL, born 1861, who was a native of CENTRE twp. Two known siblings: Samuel & Francis. Can't find anything on this family. Can anyone helP?

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Name: Carolyn Lucas Clark
E- mail: Somerton48
From: Philadelphia, Pa.
Website:
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Comments: GREAT WEBSITE!!!! Found out there was a Lucas Family Reunion.

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Name: Shirley Beck
E- mail: shbk@uswest.com
From: Arvada, Colorado
Website:
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Comments: I think everything is great and found a lot interesting information.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Jack Mallin
E- mail: JMallin@Dancris.com
From: New Kensington, PA
Website:
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Comments: I originally came from Pa. but now live in Glendale, AZ. My father was born in Powelton, Centre county, Pa. This was around the present day Sandy Ridge. My grand father worked in the coal mines in the area.The family later moved to Clearfield county Pa. and lived in the towns of Chester Hill, Osceola Mills, and Houtzdale. Anyone knowing the family please contact me at the above E-Mail address. The family were all coal miners. This a great site.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Dianne Marcucci
E- mail: diannemarc@msn.com
From: Phillipsburg,PA (birth) reside Roanoke, VA
Website: I did a web search for Pennsylvania German Church records
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Totally Clueless
Comments: My grandfather - Harold Sauers resided in Phillipsburg,PA. His father George Sauers resided in Phillipsburg also( Chester HIll. My Grandmothers family was William Wharton Boone whom married Hau Hughes in Osceola Mills On the 9th or March 1896. I have the marriage document with the pastor as W. R. Pickin. Their children were: Ralph Edward Boone b. 8/14/1897, Mildred Ruth Boone b 2/25/1900, Anna Madeline Boone (my grandmother) b 12/7/1901, William Edward Boone b 7/24/1905, Mayson Hughes Boone b.12/20/1912 . I have records of William Wharton Boone birth as April 29, 1865 and May Hughes Boone as 3/23/1877. You may want to check out your records.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Faye Spence
E- mail: cfspence@aol.com
From: WV>OH>Conn>SC
Website:
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Comments: HI I am researching the name of Henthorn-e if anyone knows anyone by that name let me know Thanks Faye  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Willim R. Pentecost
E- mail: bpenteco@silverlink.net
From: Texas
Website: Family Tree Make searches
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Comments: Very good so far. Am Descendant of Johann Michael Rishell and have found some very good resources here as well as other places. Am very surprised at the wealth of info on him. Also very pleased. finally found out his wife surname! Wow. Thanks. will be back.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Laurie Schmidt
E- mail: ms2309@ccaonline.com
From: central Illinois
Website:
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Comments: You have a very good web page and a lot of information available. I would really appreciate a map of Centre County with many of the small towns located on it. Thank You for your efforts  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Beth Smith
E- mail: mbsmith@dycon.com
From: Charleston, SC
Website: http://www.gate.net/~vstaufer
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Comments: Have been researching the names Gingery, Gingerick, Gingerich and I know that my ancestors trace to Centre County. I think I need to get to the basement of the Centre County Library and Historical Museum in Bellefonte! Thanks for a great website with helpful information.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Harriet Slavoff
E- mail: slavoffh@snip.net
From: Elmer, NJ
Website:
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Comments: You are extremely helpful. We are planning to come to Mileburg, and Bellefonte to do some Miles family research tomorrow. You have given us times, and directions. Good work  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Jennifer Griffith Glaudel
E-mail: woodman3@worldnet.att.net< /A>
From: Seaford, Long Island, New York
Website:

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Comments: You are doing everything right. Your website is excellent. I only wish that I lived closer so that I could volunteer my time to help out with your projects. My ancesters, the Lucas/Griffith lineage came from Centre Co. I hope tomake another trip to your area to continue my research. Thanks for everything you have done so far. Jen

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Name: Laura D. Cleapor
E- mail: ldc@albemarlenet.com
From: Ohio>North Carolina
Website:
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Name: Janice J.
E- mail: gruber@olypen.com
From: Washington
Website:
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Comments: Still looking for my Tamar BOAL, married to George Richards, Great site,  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Jan Topliff
E- mail: Ravenia@aol.com
From: Concord, CA
Website:
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Comments: Since most of my maternal lines seemed to gather in Centre Co., I spend a lot of time here. I have found it to be one of the easiest sites in which to find information, but I still haven't found a great deal. Even today's generation are hard working, unassuming 'plain people', so I assume our ancestors were too. I appreciate all the hard work that has been done. As soon as I get my site up and running, I would love to add the OSWALT - HERSHEY - WARING - TREASTER lineage I have as a link. I would love to hear form any others with connections to this group, so that we might collaborate on research.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Stacey
E- mail: Staceyw2@aol.com
From: NY
Website:
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Comments: GenWeb is the greatest! Check out my Miller Genealogy at . Centre County, Pa connections! Thank you GenWeb and BOB (webmaster)!

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Name: Dean B. Beck
E- mail: DBBIGBAND@aol.com
From: Longmont, CO
Website:
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Comments: This is the BEST of all the sites that I use for family research. I love the Bellefonte Library and plan to visit in Sept. You do an excellent presentation  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Matt Wood
E- mail:
From: Boise, ID
Website:
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Totally Clueless
Comments: This is great. I visit the Library whenever I am home in Altoona, so this tool really makes me feel closer to home!

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Name: Nancy S.Lloyd
E- mail: vwbug@texas.net
From: San Antonio Tx
Website:
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Comments: Great Site.!! I'm hunting for information on the parents of my paternal and maternal ggrandparents George TINDAL/TINNELL and William STROXTILE' STROXDAL.George was b.in 1808 and Wm was born in 1847. Any infomration would be greatly appreciated.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Daniel Ellis Howe
E- mail: dhowe72955@aol.com
From: Bowie, MD
Website: http://familytreemaker.com/users/h/o/w/Daniel-E- Howe/index.html
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Comments: Very enjoyable. Didn't find a lot that helped my project, but it is good work. Thanks.

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Name: Karen McCulloch
E- mail: RVBP01B@Prodigy.com
From: Illinois
Website:
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Comments: Keep doing what you are doing--a site with a lot of useful information. Thanks. Visited Centre Co. last fall--beautiful! Will be returning; everyone was so helpful in our research. Searching McCULLOUGH, STRAIT, BUPP.

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Name: Mary Henry Jacox
E- mail: MHACOX@aol.com
From: Baltire, MD
Website:
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Comments: This is a wonderful website. I was born in Centre Co. and have just begun to do research on my family from Centre Co.

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Name: Don L. Hazel
E- mail: dhazel@freenet.columbus.oh .us
From: Columbus, Ohio
Website:
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Comments: Family is from Centre County, Penna. Madisonburg, Spring Mills

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Name: Pat Robertson
E- mail: N8JOZ@AOL.COM
From: OHIO
Website:
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Comments: I think it's great. Haven't been able to find what I am looking for, but I will keep looking. Thanks

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Name: W.L. GROSS
E- mail: w144@flash.net
From: South East TX
Website:
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Comments: I was looking for a map of this county to answer a ? about what county Shindle & Mclure are in yet I still do not know thanks  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Linda S.Clark
E- mail: waynee@webzone.net
From: Tuls, Okla.
Website:
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Comments: Check this out about 3 times per week. Found information about my g-grandparents on this site. Thank you. Linda

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Name: Linda Tarbert Granata
E-mail: tg5760@aol.com
From: Tacoma Wa.
Website:
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America Online
Comments: I was born in Bellfonte in 1947 and lived in millheim until 1955. My grandfather was vern shawver, my great grandfather Andrew Shawver. You have a very helpful sight here and I will visit frequently I'm sure.

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Name: John Biggs
E- mail: johnbiggs@ixpres.com
From: San Diego, Ca
Website: Genealogy Online
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Comments: I am researching the Archey and Emerick families. My gg grandparents, John and Elizabeth Archey were from Centre County. The family later moved to Los Angeles.

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Name: Laura D. Cleapor
E- mail: ldc@albemarlenet.com
From: Ohio>NC
Website:
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Comments: Enjoyed looking - GOOD website. Was looking for gggrandfather John PRICE - couldn't find him. No big deal the family moved a lot. Sons death certificate says father was born in Centre Co. That's all I have on him for now. Any suggestions? Laura

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Name: Pam Frye
E- mail: PFrye54578@aol.com
From: Jersey Shore, PA
Website:
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Comments: I finally found info on my grandmother's birth site and here I am. I have had good luck on the Clinton Co site, so I figured I would check out yours.

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Name: Jan Topliff
E- mail: Ravenia@aol.com
From: California
Website:
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Comments: Back again, with more names to add to OSWALT~HERSHEY ~TREASTER - now looking for BECHOL~FYE~YOUNG, more invisibles. But, the upgrade on the site is great - and I'm especially enjoying all the histories of places and religions. Was hoping to be in Centre County for research Sept & Oct - life got it the way. Even though I find little relevant info on my ancestors, I do enjoy visiting. Thanks to all the volunteers for good work.

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Name: Melissa
E- mail: memefraser
From: Brentwood, TN
Website:
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Comments: I found someone that has a copy of Linn's Book and wanted to know if there is a way to order the book?  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Janice J.
E- mail: gruber@olypen.com
From: Wa. State
Website:
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Comments: I really like your pages. I come here often. Many years ago Gladys C. Murray, from the Centre Co. Library and Museum sent me a package with information on my family after I had written to request some information. This was my original quest on family information. When she replied, she also kindly included additional information, names I did not know about. She got me "hooked" on genealogy. What a wonderful lady. My father,Kenneth James Milton was born 1921 in Centre Co. Thanks to Gladys I now know alot more about our family and Pa's good record keepers.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Mary Henry Jacox
E- mail: MHJACOX@aol.com
From: Baltimore, MD
Website:
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Comments: You web site is wonderful. I have just started working on my PA root. It is so nice to have so much information at hand and to be able to contact other researchers. I wish other states had this.

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Name: Ron Homer
E- mail: hice@forspeed.com
From: Cherry Tree, Pa
Website:
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Comments: Just surfing through. My father's family originally settled in Phillipsburg, early 1900s  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Donna Sheaffer
E- mail: ButlerDona@aol.com
From: Lancaster, PA
Website:
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Comments: Very nice site

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Name: Kenneth A. Miles
E- mail: k- miles@webtv.net
From: Ordinary Va.
Website:
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Name: Rebecca Taylor
E- mail: taylo@aol.com
From: Bismarck, MO now: Nashville,TN
Website:
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Comments: Looking to trace STOCKPORT family line, immigrated to Philipsburg or Morrisdale, PA from Enland with coal mining industry....Can anyone help me????

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Name: J. Karen Mallick
E- mail: wicket3@classic.msn.com
From: Corry, Penna.
Website:
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Comments: I think John Jacob Houser was my great-grandfather; have never had time to research but was excited to find this website. (I'm not very computer literate so it's a lucky find!) Would love more data re my ancestors. Mother: Ruth Maxine Houser (deceased) Will try to find more information and write again! I joined the DAR long time ago but haven't had time to really get involved. My son is a history buff and would love to know more about soldiers in our family, etc. Thank you! J. Karen Mallick Placentia, California 92870 (near Disneyland)

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Name: Gloria Motter
E- mail: jgmott@im3.com
From: Van Wert,OH
Website: Found this over a year ago from another site
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Comments: I have made a comment before and I have to make another!I visit this web site every other week to see who will be put on the CENTRE LINES & of course when I need to hunt for Centre Co.info.You are still doing a great job,and Thank You for all the information given!

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Name: Tom Curley
E- mail: tacurle@epix.net
From: Blakeslee, PA
Website:
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Comments: Found a number of leads on the McCORMICK family..hope to get to the Library at Bellefonte. Keep up the good work  --------------------------------------------------

Name: M. Sharp Vaughan
E- mail: Ginger1935@aol.com
From: TX
Website:
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Comments: Great site! I'll be back every week to check it out.

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Name: Victoria Krebs Mattern
E-mail: VLMATT@aol.com
From: born in Centre Co.; now in Lehigh Co
Website:
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Comments: This is a terrific site. Thank you so much for making this a highly informative, well-organized, and fun site. I've learned much since I discovered it a few weeks ago (actually, I bumped into it by visiting Centre County site (non-genealogy).

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Name: carole smoyer
E- mail: smoyer@lava.net
From: Oahu, Hawaii
Website:
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Comments: I was hoping to find a "Smoyer" listed somewhere on your pages.

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Name: Nancy Confer Campbell
E-mail: bob122480@aol.com
From: Pittsburgh ( Murrysville) PA
Website:
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Comments: I am very much interested in your organization. I am a descendant of John & Sarah Flack Confer & Anthony & Anna Rackoski. Parents, Earl & Agnes Confer, dec. I'm just beginning my genealogical search. Please help! Thanks.

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Name: Dennis P. Calhoun
E- mail: dpcalh@solutia.com
From: Richwood,TX.
Website:
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Comments: I was born in Bellfonte and grow-up in Unionville (fleming).Great page, lots of good stuff. Thanks Much from "Away down South"

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Name: Alfred N. Douglas
E- mail: adoug70934@aol.com
From: Trappe, PA
Website:
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Comments: Yours is one of the internet's great genealogy sites

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Name: georgia reber, elliott
E-mail: reberjo@tnaccess.com
From: sparta tenn
Website:
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Comments: Being a Reber, am interested in all things about the Reber's, and was searching for info on Louis E.Reber. your page is well laid out and very informative. Really enjoyed the unknow pic., with Edna Reber in it. thanks...

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Name: Betty Ondricek
E- mail: bczech@directcon.net
From: California
Website:
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Comments: Nice site. I am researching the Armagost and Crowther families who were in Centre County in the early 1800's.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Wendy LeVan
E- mail: wlevan@cub.kcnet.org
From: Lock Haven
Website:
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Name: Baker
E- mail: Belch@nni.com
From: Bucks Co.Pa.
Website:
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Comments: Got to your page searching and it gives me some hope in my search for an elusive UncleThank You  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Baker
E- mail: Belch@nni.com
From: Bucks Co.Pa.
Website:
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Comments: Got to your page searching and it gives me some hope in my search for an elusive UncleThank You Am looking for a Jacob Baker who Married a Julia Shaffer,May have lived in Milton Pa. area?

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Name: Ed Lopus
E- mail: edfran1@juno.com
From: Erie Co/Naples Fl(winter)
Website: none
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Name: Patricia I Ulrich
E- mail: crochetu@peoplescom.net
From: Iowa
Website:
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Comments: It's a very good site and will visit it often to see if there is information I can use.

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Name: Bill Heverly
E- mail: bhev1@pt.net
From: Mountaintop, PA
Website:
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Comments: like the graveyard list site looks like it may be of some help in the near future I am going to try to research the William Heverly family.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Steven Zimmerman
E- mail: szimm@penn.com
From: Howard, Pa.
Website:
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Comments: Maybe one day I might contribute!  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Mary Lee Haas
E- mail: Mlhaas@friendlynet.com
From: Findlay, OH
Website:
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Comments: You have a well organized page with a lot of helpful information. I am looking for ideas of things to add to our county page.

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Name: Patricia
E- mail: saltshaker@desupernet.net< /A>
From: Lancaster County, Pa.
Website:

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Name: Dottie
E- mail: drs4596@aol.com
From: Beautiful Ohio
Website:
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Comments: Just love Centre Co and your website! Would be even better if your queries were indexed by surname! Thank you for all your work & dedication - it does not go unappreciated!