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By tim, 29 November, 2023
While traversing the descendants of Frederick Mumma on, I came across the profile of professional businesswoman Mabel Rettew Kissinger (1885-1972), my fourth cousin three times removed, who, despite losing an arm at around the age of twenty, went on to become a corporate secretary, accountant, president of the Business and Professional Women's Club of Dayton, and ultimately one of the highest paid women of that city.
By tim, 31 October, 2023

Work on transcribing the vast database at into my family tree software with the present focus on the descendants of Frederick Mumma (1767-1822) and a future focus on the descendants of Johannes Mumma (1763-1829). Roxborough High School administration offers provisional approval for an after-school genealogy club, to be facilitated by yours truly—but only if yours truly can drum up enough interest. Lastly, and ancestor spotlight on Earl and Esther Hable. I supposed you could call them a "power couple" that stayed together in the face of great physical challenges.

By tim, 30 September, 2023
This month I follow a breadcrumb trail of Sons and Daughters of the American Revolution application sources to an unrelated Columbia doctor who owned an original first- or second-edition Luther Bible which might have recorded the Hougendoblers' family history all the way back to 1522. Links are in the show notes.
By tim, 28 August, 2023
The end of summer is nigh! In today's episode, I tell you about my amazing finds from this summers trips through Milton, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania, and to Lancaster county, Pennsylvania. I was able to photograph some ancient Hougendobler gravestones in Milton, and some very old Mumma(h) gravestones in Lancaster. I also stumbled upon some obscure and informative travelling pastors' records at The Lancaster County Historical Society, now more commonly known as LancasterHistory. Links are in the show notes.
By tim, 31 July, 2023
This month on the podcast, I detail some of the tinkering I've done with my server. I review my plans for this summer's genealogy bike tour of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, which will occur some time around the dates August 19th through August 22. These plans include photographing some Mumma and Marley gravestones, visiting LancasterHistory in search of the original marriage records of Rev. J. J. Strine and also to locate the final resting place of my direct ancestor Peter Mumma who died some time around the year 1850, and potentially meeting my nearest living relative in Lancaster. In the final segment, I read the letter that I wrote to my closest living relative in Lancaster, whom I believe is a third cousin of my father.
By tim, 30 June, 2023
This month I announce the launch of my Twitch channel. Then I announce my top three goals for this summer's upcoming bicycle tour of Lancaster. Lastly, I offer some details of Marley and Rieker families, among whose descendants is that nearest living relative in Lancaster whom I hope to meet. Links, as always, are in the show notes.
By tim, 30 April, 2023

Tim G. purchases a new web server! Mom-mom's true birth name has been confirmed, and over 900 descendants of colonial immigrant Peter Mumma and their spouses have been added to Tim G.'s local family history database, with many more to come! Links are in the show notes.

By tim, 31 March, 2023

English Anflick gravestone photos have been posted to Find-A-Grave. In preparing my application for the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania's First Families lineage society, I've ordered birth and marriage records for my paternal grandparents. Lastly, I announce my plans to perform research on the Mumma branch of my Lancaster ancestors this summer. Links are in the show notes.

By tim, 26 February, 2023

This month on the podcast, Jenkintown Library ditches! I'll let you know where I'm getting my Ancestry fix now. It turned up some 18th century baptism records from Switzerland. Also, the second "Special Interest Group" at the Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania was a success! I networked with a pair of interesting people there this month, and shared my own family history "brick wall" involving some 19th century Pickersgills. Links are in the show notes.