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From: "Dorothy M. Paul" <>
Subject: Pennsylvania Resources
Date: Mon, 11 Aug 1997 08:41:27 -0500
Can anyone advise me the best resources for finding records/information on
Pennsylvania (Northumberland County) circa 1788?? My ancestor, James
Armstrong was supposed to have been born in Milton (Northumberland Co) PA
in 1788... I have no information on his parents. James moved west to Ohio,
where he probably married(had two children) and then he, wife & children
moved on to Michigan in 1829.... What kind of records would be available
in PA & Ohio during this time period?
Does anyone have a good migration map for this period -- showing
settlements & dates for western PA, Ohio & Michigan?
Also, could anyone comment on how they have found naming patterns? What
I've read Scot's named the oldest boy for the husband's father, the next
oldest boy for wife's father. Is this reliable -- or should the
probability be ignored????
As I state, my ancestor was JAMES ARMSTRONG... no middle name... can't have
much more of a challenge than that!!!
(PS - Question if James of Scotland, who became James I of England was so
beastly to Scots - especially border Scots who then went to Ireland... why
would they have named they sons James???)
Dorothy M. Paul, Brittle Books Reformatting Unit,
Preservation, University Libraries, Notre Dame, IN 46556 (219)631-8694
"Genealogists are ancestrally challenged!"