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Do you want to join Daughters of the American Revolutionn, Sons of the American Revolution, Sons of the Revolution Children of the American Revolution, Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War, The Welcome Society, PA Society of the Cincinnati’s or any similar Lineage Society?  Do you want someone to research your First Family of PA lineage? Do you need to debunk that family story?

Do you want someone to write a book about a family story or a brief history of your family?

                                                  2014 Pennsylvania Outstanding Volunteer Genealogist, PSSDAR

Presentations Available

Revolutionary War Patriot Homes in PA

Pennsylvania Women in the Revolution

Tales of Madonnas of the Trail:  DAR Monuments Across America

Derry Church Cemetery and the Revolutionary Soldiers Buried There

Brick Walls: Love Em or Leave Em?

Volunteer Field Genealogist Workshop (NSDAR)

Derry Presbyterian Stained Glass Windows

What’s in a Will I Don’t Already Know?

DAR Prospective Member Workshop

Genealogy Workshops Available for your organization

Session 1 For Beginners, Getting Started in Genealogy

Session 2 Getting Organized

Session 3 On-line Searching

Session 4 Census Records, Land Records, Wills, Probate Records

Session 5 Photos and what they can tell you

Session 6:  Publishing Your family Story

Session 7:  What’s in a Will I Don’t Already Know?

Hershey Family History Index for Sale $15.00
Hershey Family History Index for Sale $15.00

Shoemaker and Packard History: A Letter from James Doty to Arthur Shoemaker 1965 For Sale $35
Shoemaker and Packard History: A Letter from James Doty to Arthur Shoemaker 1965
For Sale $35

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Books for Sale

Hershey Family History Index for Sale $15.00
Hershey Family History Index for Sale $15.00

This is an index as a companion to the Hershey Family History by Henry Hershey written in 1929. This is an every name index and does not include place names.

 

Shoemaker and Packard History: A Letter from James Doty to Arthur Shoemaker 1965 For Sale $35
Shoemaker and Packard History: A Letter from James Doty to Arthur Shoemaker 1965
For Sale $35

Shoemaker and Packard History: A Letter from James Doty to Arthur Shoemaker 1965
For Sale $35




For re-sale extra books by John T. Humphrey, New, only 1 of each

Pennsylvania Research County and Township Records, 2006    $25.00 + S&H

Pennsylvania Births Lancaster County 1778-1800, 1997              $20.00 + S&H

Pennsylvania Births Lancaster County 1823-1777, 1997               $20.00 +S&H

Pennsylvania Births Dauphin County 1757-1825                            $20.00 + S&H

Pennsylvania Births Philadelphia County 1766-1780, 1994            $25.00 + S&H

Pennsylvania Births Philadelphia County 1644-1765, 1994            $25.00 + S&H

Pennsylvania Births York County, 1730-1800, 1998                        $25.00 + S&H

Publications

White Hershey, Deborah, “Brown Family” History of Bradford County Pennsylvania 1891-1995. Bradford Co, Pennsylvania: Curtis Media, Inc. 1995

White Hershey, Deborah, “White Family” History of Bradford County Pennsylvania 1891-1995. Bradford Co, Pennsylvania: Curtis Media, Inc. 1995

White Hershey, Deborah. History of the Browns of Northern Pennsylvania. Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania:  Privately printed, 2004.

White Hershey, Deborah, “Scotch Irish Pioneers in Ulster and America” in The Derry Press, Hershey, Pennsylvania:  Privately printed, 2005.

White Hershey, Deborah, James Doty Letter to Clell Shoemaker. Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania: Privately printed, 2005

White Hershey, Deborah, History of Frank & Lydia (Buckwalter) Hershey, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania: Privately printed, 2005

White Hershey, Deborah, History of Alexander Right and Mary Ella (Hess) White, Elizabethtown, Pennsylvania:  Privately printed, 2005.

White Hershey, Deborah. “Sawmills of Snedekerville, Pennsylvania”. The Settler: A Quarterly Magazine of History and Biography.  Towanda: The Bradford County Historical Society. Nov 2005.

White Hershey, Deborah, Hershey Family History Index: Companion to Hershey Family History by Henry Hershey – 1929; Gregath Publishing Company, Wyandotte, OK, 2007

White Hershey, Deborah, Compiled by.  James Doty Letter to Clell: Family History of the Averys, Browns, Morse, Packard, Peppers and Shoemakers. Privately Printed, 2010

White Hershey, Deborah.  South Central District DAR Newsletter.  Emailed quarterly and found on PSSDAR members only website 2010-

White Hershey, Deborah.  Hershey Family Newsletter.  Available on request through this website.  2011 –

Harrisburg Chapter National Society Daughters of the American Revolution Revolutionary War Patriots’ Historic Houses of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania, Harrisburg, PA: Armstrong Printery Inc., 2012

White Hershey, Deborah, compiled by, Shoemaker and Packard History:A Letter from James Doty to Arthur Shoemaker, 1965, Hummelstown, PA: 3PTLD, 2012

Gailey-White Cemetery

Dedication of Alexander Gailey’s gravestone June 7, 2009  2 pm at the cemetery

M.G. O.G. 1787

Agnes Taylor Sep. 21, 1823 66 yr.

Catharine Smith  June 15, 1826

Taylor Infant 1842 9 days

James Taylor Oct. 11, 1842 58 yr.

Alexander G. Gailey Nov. 13, 1842  102 yr. Revolutionary Soldier

Agnes Taylor Aug. 11, 1846 48 yr. Wife of James Taylor

Daniel Smith  Born Dec. 27, 1840; Died May 21, 1850 9 yrs. 5 mo. 24 days

Rhoda M. White Born and Died 1855

George C. White Born and Died 1857

Mary White May 29, 1859 71 yrs. Wife of Thomas White. Daughter of James and Agnes Taylor

John W. Gailey Feb 15, 1862 8 mo. 14 days.  Son of Andrew W. & Tirzah C. Gailey

William K. Gailey Feb. 22, 1862 1 yr. 6 mo. Son of Andrew W. & Tirzah C. Gailey

Thomas White Sep. 22, 1864 67 yr. Son of James & Elizabeth (McMasters) White

Sarah E. White Oct. 14, 1864 37 yrs. Wife of James M. White

Mary Gailey Jan. 19, 1865 63 yrs. 3 mo. 27 days.  Wife of Alexander G. Gailey, Jr. Her husband was a nephew of Alexander Gailey the Revolutionary Soldier.

Susan Margaret Bell July 28, 1865. 15 yrs. 1 day.  Daughter of Hugh & Jane Bell

David B. Roberts Mar. 31, 1870. 5 yrs. 2 mo. 25 days.  Son of Charles B. & Rebecca A. Roberts

Charles B. Roberts Apr. 4, 1870, 10 yrs. 10 mo. 18 days.  Son of Charles B. & Rebecca A. Roberts

Newton E. Roberts Apr. 11, 1870 3 yr. 2 mo. 4 days. Son of Charles & Rebecca A. Roberts

Jane Bell Nov. 28, 1870 63 yrs. Wife of Hugh Bell

Mary J.W. Hawley Aug. 3, 1871    26 yrs. 1 mo. 7 days

Arthur Bell Feb. 1 1875.  Son of James & Susanna E. Bell

Margaretta White Oct. 8, 1876    55 yrs.  Wife of Alexander G. White.  Daughter of George & Margaretta (Graham) Robinson

Clara M. White Aug. 8, 1881 8 mo 11 days.  Daughter of T.A. & J. S. White

Hugh Bell       Born Feb. 23, 1806      Died Mar. 8, 1882      76 yrs 15 days

Rebecca J. Branyan   Mar. 14, 1883   31 yrs. 9 mo. 23 days.  Wife of T. H. Branyan

Charles B. Roberts Born Sep. 13, 1829 Died Feb. 20, 1885

Grace Mildred Branyan   Mar 12, 1885   16 days.  Daughter of T.H. & Clara B. Branyan

Alexander G. White Nov. 6, 1885     63 yrs. 7 mo. 18 days

David S. Garbaugh   Jan. 29, 1893    42 yrs.   Civil War Veteran Co. A. 40th Regt. Pa. Inf.

T. H. Branyan Jan. 19, 1894 42 yrs. 6 mo. 4 days

Elizabeth Branyan Apr. 26, 1896 69 yrs. 2 mo. 15 days. Wife of John F. Branyan

Annie C. Ettien Apr. 15, 1897 4 days.  Daughter of Henry C. & Ada M. Ettien

James M. White     Jan. 8, 1900      74 yrs. 3 mo. 21 days

James S. White    Oct. 26, 1900    16 yrs. 26 days.  Son of James M. & Catharine A. White

Clarence Roberts     Feb. 7, 1902     22 days.  Son of W. L. & Sallie G. Roberts

Mary Ettien    Sep. 25, 1902    8mo. 14 days.  Daughter of Henry C. & Ada M. Ettien

Charles Ettien   Oct. 22, 1903    2 mo. 16 days.   Son of Henry C. & Ada M. Ettien

Catharine A. White   June 9, 1907   62 yrs. 7 mo. 24 days.   Wife of James M. White

Ragnar Lien    Aug. 3, 1909     Son of Jonas & Erika Lien

Herny C.Ettien    Born Mar. 19, 1869    Died Aug. 30, 1913

Rebecca A. Roberts    July 17, 1832 – Feb. 5, 1916.    Wife of Charles B. Roberts

Clementine L. Roberts 1873-1928

William E. Ettien 1928 16 yrs. Son of Addie M. Ettien

John Thomas Branyan    Jan. 8, 1976    94 yrs.

Fee Schedule

Central Pennsylvania Research (Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Juanita, Lancaster Lebanon, Perry, York)

  • $60 per hour, minimum 5 hours
  • Copy costs- Range is $.15 – $1.00, depending on facility charges
  • Research fees – Range $5.00-10.00 per visit, depending on facility charges
  • Travel Charges – $30.00

Extended Central Pennsylvania Research (Berks, Chester, Franklin, Mifflin, Northumberland, Schuylkill, Union)

  • $60 per hour, minimum 7 hours
  • Copy costs- Range is $.15 – $1.00, depending on facility charges
  • Research fees – Range $5.00-10.00 per visit, depending on facility charges
  • Travel Charges – 1 hr.

North Central Pennsylvania Research ( Bradford, Columbia, Chemung, NY; Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Tioga, Wyoming)

  • $60 per hour, minimum 10 hours
  • Copy costs- Range is $.15 – $1.00, depending on facility charges
  • Research fees – Range $5.00-10.00 per visit, depending on facility charges
  • Travel Charges – $.545/mile, current IRS rate or call for negotiable rates

Lineage Papers – DAR, SAR, SR – Same as Extended Central Pennsylvania Research, plus $10.00 for final application.

Deposit of $300 ($60.00 x 5 hrs. required, to apply to number of hours you have requested.  Further hours will be billed periodically at predetermined intervals.  The client should set a maximum number of hours.  Additional hours will be require a new contract.

Progress reports for longer projects will be sent at monthly intervals.

Unforeseen additional charges may occur and will be the responsibility of the client.  These may include subcontracts, for requests that take me outside my expertise.  This will be discussed with the client ahead of time for permission to continue.  Computer searches, library searches, visits to Courthouses, visits to archives, telephone calls, visits to other repositories and discussions with relatives will be used throughout my research.  A full research report and supporting documents will be provided as well as some analysis.

If you are looking for someone to search for specific records at courthouses, archives and historical societies, call for pricing.  I will provide assistance with DAR (charge regular rate for supplementals, prospective members $10.00 only for finished application), SAR, CAR, SR, First Families of Pennsylvania applications and research.

Remember that with some custom research and record look-up investigations, there are some cases where my research may result in no documents being discovered.