After 20 years of genealogical research in the South Central Pennsylvania region (viz., Lancaster, Berks, Lebanon, Dauphin, York, Cumberland, Adams, and Franklin counties)I have decided to make my research more public.
My late night passion is piecing together the families of the early settlers and then tracking them to the 1790 Federal Census. Ideally, I can also pinpoint their European origin. Presently, I am working along several creeks in Lancaster County (Mill Creek, Conestoga Creek, Cocalico Creek, and Muddy Creek--with corresponding branches).
I have several thousand pages of research and analysis to share--although it will take considerable time to prepare for web publishing. I have long intended to share my work via the printed press; however, I have decided that my work will never be done as I continuously await new online databases to update and improve my manuscripts.
Because I do this work out of love and not for profit, I have chosen to share it with you.
I hope to have this site up and running by April 1, 2014, in primitive form. In the meantime, I have uploaded my master database (also available as "Central Pennsylvania Families" on Ancestry.com). Essentially, I merge all data that I find into the file. Please note that--as I have been building this database for 20 years--it does contain some of my early research (meaning: poor quality). I am currently working to improve the source citations, and I will be adding a readme file to explain my quirks when it comes to data input.
More to come!
Best wishes in your research.