Centre County Guests

Signings in the Guestbook, January-July 1999

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Name: vickie smith
E- mail: vsmith@netcarrier.com
From: hereford
Website: my family is from aaronsburg
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Comments: could you help Looking for info on a lewis dorman or any other dorman from aaronsburg.thank you

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Name: Maura Launchbury
E- mail: lunchbox@clara.net
From: Oxford, UK
Website:
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Comments: Brilliant ! Is there an equivalent website for the UK?

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Name: Jim Burnell
E- mail: jeem@uswest.net
From: Denver
Website:
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Comments: Great site! My only suggestion would be a surname registry since you have so many queries. thanks for your time in providing this service to the rest of us.

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Name: Debra Bleakley
E- mail: bleak113@aol.com
From: VA Beach, VA
Website:
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Comments: Great Site!! Researching Bickett family from Bellefonte/Snowshoe, PA

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Name: Patrick A. Marshall
E- mail: MJackdeth@aol.com
From: Youngstown,Ohio
Website:
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Comments: Thanks to everyone.

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Name: Erin
E- mail: eywses@aol.com
From: Altoona, Blair County, PA
Website:
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Comments: What a wonderful website! I have ancestors from Centre County, and your site has helped me get off to a good start planning a research trip! Great job on the site!

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Name: Laura Marshall
E- mail: Laura2653@aol.com
From: NJ Formerly Lock Haven
Website:
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Comments: I know the Sayers family was up there but I never see them in census or anything else. Laura  --------------------------------------------------

Name: mansfield jordan
E- mail: 112307.1346@compuserve.com
From: Liverpool, NY
Website:
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Comments: I'm married to Bertha Ella Mae WEAVER, a native of Bellefonte.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Lorraine Meek
E- mail: LMeek23083@AOL.com
From: Centre Co., Sandy Ridge
Website:
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Name: Dottie Summerlin
E- mail: DRS4596@aol.com
From: Mantua, OH
Website:
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Comments: I love Centre Co. and your site! I'm researching Rankin, McCormick, Riley, & McIntire. Keep up the good work and thank you for your time & dedication! Uh, just one small suggestion: it would be sooooo great if the queries were indexed by surname instead of dates!

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Name: Diana Watson
E- mail: rwat@alltel.net
From: Springboro, PA
Website:
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Comments: my first visit, but I will visit again.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Colleen Smith
E- mail: Mcsmith@eznet.net
From: NY
Website:
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Name: Wendy (Park) Myers
E- mail: KDoenitz@erols.com
From: Presently Shamong, NJ
Website:
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Comments: My grandmother's family (Brooks) has been in Centre County, according to my husband's research, since the 1720s. He has extensive information on the Brooks family. He also has some information on the Housers and Shirks. Any additional information is always helpful.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: PJ Barton
E- mail: PJBarton@hurdzanfry.com
From: Central Ohio
Website:
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Comments: you have improved your site everytime I visit, thank you. I'll be visiting the historical library this summer for research ... see you then

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Name: Alice (Klinefelter) Gragilla
E-mail: janek@penn.com
From: Huntingdon, Pa.
Website: I am researching the Klinefelter family from Center Hall. Alfred A. Klinefelter was my grandfather
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Comments: I am really glad I found this website. It has encouraged me to go on when I was getting discouraged. Your work is greatly appreciated. I was born in Centre Hall and was surprised to learn a place like this exists.

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Name: cathy Smith
E- mail: cathy_ma_smith@hotmail.com
From: wisconsin
Website:
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Name: Lynn Warren
E- mail: KYWarren@worldnet.att.net< /A>
From: Versailles, KY
Website:

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Comments: Searching for clues on the children of Johannes GLONTZ or GLAUTZ. He supposedly moved to Centre Co by 1830's to be with his children. A Rev. War soldier.

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Name: john hollingsworth
E- mail: johnny@quis net
From: hampstead md
Website:
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Name: Wanda Gillin Barrett
E- mail: Wanda713@ancestry.com
From: Cambria/Delaware Cos.
Website:
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Comments: Came searching Rev. James M. Smith -- husband of my great-aunt, Abigail HUNT; Success!! He was United Brethren in Christ pastor. Tbank you kindly. Very nicely organized site --Good Work!!  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Joel Bowers
E- mail: jcabowers@juno.com
From: Rohrersville, Md.
Website:
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Comments: My paternal grandmother's family were Pletchers from Howard. Her father was Joseph Grant Pletcher who was born in Howard in 1866.

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Name: Allan l. Swab
E- mail: swabie@epix.net
From: Hegins, Pennsylvania, 17938
Website:
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Comments: Ihave been going to center co for many years.Our hunting camp is in the old school house in decker valley.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: DONALD H. SUMMERS
E- mail: s1870431@stc.net
From: pgh. now in ga.
Website: great great grandfather john summers of centre co.
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Name: Joy Pierce
E- mail: jsanben@hollinet.com
From: Hollister, California
Website:
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Comments: Just beginning my search for PA relatives. Your pages appears to be very helpful. I will be back.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: lea lawrence
E- mail: erk7373
From: valencia, california (l.a. area)
Website: Pennsylvania
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Comments: just fishing around for geneology info. and came across this. looks like there's alot of info. to plow thru. i'll mark this as a favorite and come back to study more. thank you,,,LL

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Name: Gil Allison
E- mail: bgall@chipshot.net
From: Vernon, Texas
Website:
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Comments: great information from your historical society, thanks...  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Robert Baker
E- mail: bbaker@blueridge.net
From: Stockton, NY
Website:
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Comments: I have been visiting internet sites around Centre Co. for the last year, researching the Logue's of the area. My wife's mother was a Logue decendent the PA Logues. Quite a shock to see the site was maintained by Bob Baker. From one to another, keep up the good work. I wish NY State had as good a GenWeb. Bob  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Claudia Barber
E- mail: claudia1@inetw.net
From: Old Town, Florida
Website:
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Comments: Was hoping to find old friends in Boalsburg area with Email to write. I lived in State College for 13 years, and worked at HRB-Singer. I left State 25 years ago, and get very nostalgic about old friends from there. thanks.

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Name: Sara Sanders-Buell
E- mail: s-sanders- buell@nga.gov
From: Alexandria, Virginia
Website:
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Comments: This is a fantastic site. I am beginning to do research on my families history (Baird, Burket, Evans, Reese and Twitmyer) in Centre County. It might be nice to have a listing of nice hotels/B&B's etc...in Bellefonte for those researchers who might come from out of town.

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Name: K. E. Remsnyder
E- mail: klibrem@ptd.net
From: Mifflinburg, Pa.
Website:
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Comments: Keep it up. There are lots of folks who appreciate what you are doing.

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Name: Steve Hendricks
E- mail: shendric@cub.kcnet.org
From: Blanchard, PA
Website:
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Name: Julie Bach
E- mail: JulieABach@aol.com
From: Roscoe, IL
Website:
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Comments: Enjoyed my visit and will be back looking for more SHUEY and KLINGER.

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Name: Patricia Peters Willhite
E-mail: pawillhite@aol.com
From: Kokomo, IN
Website:
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Comments: Congratulations on a great Web Page. I am originally from Mifflin County and have been looking up roots there. But know there were family spilled over into Centre County and decided to check you out. What a pleasant surprise. As a child I spent many hours with my family fishing in Centre County and right now I'm (by coincidence) wearing my Penn State sweatshirt! Will be back later. Thanks again. Pat  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Charles Cruse
E- mail: charles.cruse@worldnet.at t.net
From: Broorville Ohio
Website:
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Comments: Iam doing research on George Washington Cruse b 1831 and think the family lived in SW Ward in bellfountine per 1870 census.Your material is very useful

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Name: Susan L. McCAbe
E- mail: susanmccabe@compuserve.com
From: Winchester, VA
Website:
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Comments: Easy to surf your site! I am hoping to find info on side of the family I have previously ignored...had no idea we had family in this part of PA!  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Margie Hoye
E- mail: ridge@netdotcom.com
From: Ohio
Website:
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Comments: What a great web site..I'm resarching the Hoey (Hoy) family Keep up the good work  --------------------------------------------------

Name: April (Scrudders) Ward
E-mail: ldybug057@aol.com
From: Franklin Pa now in NV
Website:
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Comments: I was searching for my Father Lynn C. Scrudders and this Page keeps comming up each time I enter his name. Im not sure why. I do think this is a great web site keep up the great work.

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Name: Charles Getgen
E- mail: charles072@webtv.net
From: Jacksonville.Fl.
Website:
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Comments: It's great.Many thanks.

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Name: Dee Markle
E- mail: dmrkl@rectec.net
From: Grove,Oklahoma
Website:
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Comments: I think the page is a very interesting study for genealogists.

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Name: ROBERT B RUNK
E- mail: BRUNK@DESUPERNET.NET
From: CHAMBERSBURG,PA
Website:
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Comments: Keep up the great work. Most of the Pa. pages are father advanced than other states I have visited.

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Name: Doris Morley
E- mail: ddacres@directcon.net
From: Camino, CA
Website:
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Comments: New to the web-thrilled to find you. Have done a great deal of research on DUNKLE/EMERICK/WALKEY lines in Centre Co. Would be happy to hear from anyone researching these lines.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Toni Hess
E- mail: TONIHess@aol.com
From: Clearwater, Florida
Website:
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Comments: Great information on site - will keep checking for Black Oak Graveyard. Husband's grandmother is buried there. Edna Hess / also had a daughter who dies at age 2 named Thelma who should also be buried there. Looking for other family members related to Edna - Shobert or Lewis

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Name: Bob Hitchcock
E- mail: bdhitch@aol.com
From: Huntington, CT
Website:
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Comments: Good web site. I was able to obtain one vital clue in the life of my great grandfather. And I left a query in your Centre County site. I will hope to hear from someone!  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Kathleen Anthony
E- mail: kanthony@kiski.net
From: Westmoreland County, PA
Website:
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Comments: My family always said my greatgrand parents lived in Osceola Mills, Clearfield County. I found out today that they actually lived in Rush Township, West Precint, Center County! (this was on the 1920 census) Their names were Martin and Eva Murchak (then they spelled it Morchock). I connot believe how many imigrants from Austria and Poland came to this small area to be coal miners! The area must have been a boom town. You have a great site - I will have to visit it again to learn more about this Township.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Howard Koppenhaver
E- mail: koppen@gateway.net
From: Springfield, Va
Website:
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Comments: An excellent source of information. Thanks to the individuals who have put forth the time and effort to build this site. WEll done

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Name: Claudia Barber
E- mail: claudia1@inetw.net
From: Old Town, Florida
Website:
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Comments: Lived in State College for 13 years, and met a lot of nice people. Worked at HRb Singer, and would like to contact some old friends. Claudia McDonald Barber Thanks.

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Name: Janet (O'Neil) Ruel
E- mail: Ruel1@aol.com
From: Wisconsin, originally Pennsylvania
Website:
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Comments: Lots of neat info. Couldn't find any info on my gg grandfather Dan'l Miles O'Neil who married Nancy Kelly 6/15/1815 in Centre Co., PA tho. Any info on he or his family would be appreciated.

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Name: Dallas K.Lykens
E- mail: dallask@penn.com
From: PortMatilda
Website:
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Name: Betsy Monaghan
E- mail: PMona92544@aol.com
From: Florida
Website:
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Comments: Your website is absolutely fantastic. I don't have a lot of time for research so I love the way you have laid things out. Query search by name would be really faster. I will be back.

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Name: Wendi L. Hackman Moyer
E-mail: WMoyer1@excite.com
From: Tunkhannock, Pa.
Website:
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Comments: I am looking for Shivery surname in the Bellefonte area. I have just started to research. My grandfather had the tree back to the 1600's, but after his death it mysteriously disappeared. He had made a connection between the ones from Bellefonte and Chester County. Some of the Shivery's from Centre County came to our Family reunion at Nottingham Park, in Chester County , about 20 years ago. Any help would be appreciated. Thank you. Wendi L. Hackman Moyer

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Name: Augusta(Gussie)Schwab Petron
E-mail: gpetron@aol.com
From: York Pa
Website: www.familysearch.com
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Comments: You have a great web site. Info seems to be easy to find. And it's not just for genealogy, but for living people. Keep up the good work!  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Pam
E- mail: pcalhoun@gvtc.com
From: Boerne, TX
Website:
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Comments: I am researching Boyer family. My g. grandfather's brother Samuel Albert Boyer and wife Sarah Clara Dennis Boyer are buried in Centre Co.

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Name: Nancy Lorz
E- mail: toots@toolcity.net
From: Meadville PA (born in Tyrone)
Website:
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Comments: This is great! Not finding my Cenre county connection, but having fun looking.

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Name: Janice Danielson
E- mail: granny@nwiowa.com
From: Iowa
Website:
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Comments: You are doing a wonderful job here! I got some really great information from a couple of the different parts of your site. Thanks so much for your wonderful help here!

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Name: Kathy A. Freeman
E- mail: sgtrock@penn.com
From: Ramey, PA 16671-9999
Website:
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Name: Stephen I. Bloom
E- mail: sbloom1059@aol.com
From: Cleveland, Ohio Originally Centre Co.
Website:
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Comments: I have found this site very useful for information. I am researching the Houtz and Sunday families of Centre Co. Steve  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Belva Braucht
E- mail: NVJAB@AOL.COM
From: Carson City, Nevada
Website:
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Comments: I have just begun to research the Braucht family history. I've been trying to find infor on my grandmother Blanche Confer and found this sight be accident. It's great! Lots of information and I found something about my grandmother finally!  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Lois Ritchie
E- mail: lbr@gateway.net
From: Gaithersburg, MD originally Middletown, PA
Website:
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Comments: G R E A T ___ MAPs. Solved a problem just by looking at the Blair Co. map. Thanks for the maps, will tell my new found cousins in MI & Idaho about them.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: GARY DEAN ROBINSON
E- mail: GROBI60990@ AOL.COM
From: MOSHANNON
Website:
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Comments: This is a web site. Thank you.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Karen Lowery
E- mail: karenl@pacifier.com
From: North Oregon Coast
Website:
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Comments: Great website. I am looking for information on the Leonard Peters family of Centre Co.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Linda S. Matthews
E- mail: MATTHEWS@mtrmls.com
From: Cedar Hill, Tennessee
Website:
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Comments: Help! My browser won't let me access the email links for the following on the query pages: Joanne Fauver, 22 May 99 and Kurt Jensen, 20 Jun 99. Could you email me their email addresses? Also, I don't see any information on Bridgen's Cemetery in Pottersdale in your cemetery index. Despite the above, the site is outstanding and very well organized. Thanks. Linda.

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Name: Donalyn Frye Venet
E- mail: dvenet@gte.net
From: Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Website:
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Name: Alan Daggett
E- mail: adaggett@primenet.com
From: Phoenix, AZ
Website:
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Comments: It is my understanding that my grandfather Wells Daggett owned the Bellifonte Hotel(maybe another name)from abt 1890 to 1940? Any info would be helpfull

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Name: Jean Glasgow Nobriga
E- mail: givaloha@ilhawaii.net
From: Iowa
Website:
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Comments: Everyone involved in this site has done an excellent job. I found it very interesting and still have not gotten through all of the data. I have had a hard time finding anything on my family (on my father's side), the Glasgow's of Coburn, Center County, Pa. I just remember as a child that it seems that small community was nothing but relatives. But I'm not giving up and again, I have really enjoyed your site and applaud all of the hard work that I know has gone into it's making. Keep up the good work...Aloha from Hawaii  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Carolann Baylin Murray Smith
E-mail: cbmsmith@juno.com
From: VA Beach, currently
Website:
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Comments: I was born in Phillipsburg and grew up in Fernwood, attended Moshannon Valley (Madera) High School. I am just beginning to try and find info about grandparents and families in the surrounding areas. I have enjoyed looking through all of the pages in Centre County, but unfortunately, haven't come across anything I can pinpoint as a relative. I found some names, but others cannot trace directly.

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Name: Carolann Baylin Murray Smith
E-mail: cbmsmith@juno.com
From: VA Beach
Website:
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Comments: I just visited and found someone listed from Ramey. My Mother was Margie Dumez from Fernwood, and my Dad's family was John Baylin and Uncle Martin in Ramey as well as Ida Shoff in Ramey, Bargars in Brisbin. My Grandmothers were Etta Kephart Dumez who has relatives near Patton and Winburn and Susan Rusnak Baylin who has a sister, Margaret Evic in Ramey. I'm trying to trace roots of all these folks. Love your web page and will be visiting again.

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Name: Elizabeth Davis
E- mail: ejdfla@aol
From: Jacksonville, Fl.
Website:
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Comments: Looking for the Gilliland/Shilling family. My grandmother was Lizzie Shilling Marshall and my father was James Shilling/my mother was Gisele from France. Born in Bellefonte in Dec of 46 we moved in 1960 my father returned to the service. Have my good memories hope to locate so old friends. will be in town 2nd week of Oct 1999. Found alot of interesting info great job.

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Name: Debbianne Fortney Davis
E-mail: debbianne@juno.com
From: Orem UT
Website:
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Comments: Dad's family (FORTNEY,NOLL,SWANGER, CARPER)came from Centre County. Check out The Fortineux Family Home Page @ http//www.public.usit.net/davegoff/fortineux.htm for LOTS of Fortney genealogy. I also have lots of Swanger information. Thanks for this web page!  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Dean Beck
E- mail: DBBIGBAND@aol.com
From: Colorado
Website:
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Comments: It is so great to look at all you have in the Centre County page to see -look at and find out things. Keep it up. It's wonderful  --------------------------------------------------

Name: merle r.ebersole
E- mail: eber61036@cyberia.com
From: red lion,penna.
Website:
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Comments: I like what I see but didn't find anythhing on the HUTTON Family which is what I'm researching. I will keep coming back to see your updates.  --------------------------------------------------

Name: Dan Calhoun
E- mail: dcalhoun@macnexus.org
From: Rio Linda,CA
Website:
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Comments: Have been doing family research for the Calhoun's of Unionville Burrough for more the 15 years now.