Shoemaker and Packard History: A Letter from James Doty to Arthur Shoemaker

Hot off the presses Shoemaker and Packard History: A Letter from James Doty to Arthur Shoemaker A book I compiled from a letter James Doty wrote to Arthur “Clell” Shoemaker in 1965. I have documented much of the family history that was written in James’ letter. The book started out to be 36 pages, but with adding documentation, obituaries and an all name index, it is now 117 pages. There is still so much more that I could have put into the book, but I had reached a point that I just needed to complete it and get on to the next project. If anyone has any additions, feel free to email me and I will include them in a supplement.

This was not actually writing a book, however it still takes a lot of work to do the research on all of the family history. In the meantime I proved 4 to 6 family lines for NSDAR (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution). That research itself can take months or years. As in a previous blog you can read the story about finally getting information to prove my ancestor, Suzanne Shafer Shoemaker Ayers’ parents are Adam and Elizabeth (Swartout) Shafer. Adam is a revolutionary soldier that has long been proven, however all of the children had not.

I’m also still trying to work on the Duart One-Name-Study. This is a challenge because I am computer challenged. I have tons of information, but can’t figure out how to get it up on my ONS website. http://www.one-name.org/profiles/duart.html If you have any information that you could share on the Duart’s or how I can put it on line, I would be glad to hear from you.

About Deb

Genealogical Research in Central Pennsylvania for 40+ years. BSN from Thomas Jefferson University, Certificate in Family History- Genealogy, accent on British research from Brigham Young University, Certificate in Genealogy Consultant/Volunteer and member National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, Association of Professional Genealogists, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Genealogical Society of PA, Historical Society of Pennsylvania, National Genealogical Society, Lycoming County Historical Society, Pennsylvania Heritage Society, Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society, LancasterHistory.org, Bradford Co. Historical Society, Dauphin County Historical Society, The Perry Historians, The Scottish Society of Central PA, Guild of One-Name_Studies- Duart, Federation of Genealogical Societies, Hershey- Derry Township Historical Society, Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865. United States Daughters of 1812; The Welcome Society
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