MORE ABOUT OUR FAMILY
BIRTHPLACE OF WALTER R. PETERMAN
Jean is a native of Hollidaysburg,
Pennsylvania, where she was born and raised. Jean and Walt met in
Walt is a licensed Amateur Radio Operator,
receiving his Novice license in 1955 and a short time later his General class
license. His original callsign was W8FFF. When he and
Jean established a permanent residency in
I encourage serious researchers to subscribe (free of charge) to one or more Rootsweb lists. You can check the Rootsweb site to see if a surname list is registered (if not, you might consider starting one, I have three - Dague, Deeg and Shoults). Some lists are more active than others but they provide a valuable forum for searching for your kin. For mosts lists, there are two lists. One (List) allows you to receive each message as it is posted. This is alright if you want the information as it is posted and if the list is not too active. Many lists; however, have several messages a day and for those (like me) who receive a lot of messages, the Digest List is preferred. On this list, you receive a summary of all of the messages that will appear on the transmission and then each message indivdually numbered so instead of several messages, you receive one. To subscribe in List mode, send a message to:
with the single word (subscribe) no punctuation, in the text. Nothing else. It is a good idea to include it in the subject line as well. If you wish to subscribe to the Digest, use the same format as above, but substitute a D for the L. After you are subscribed, you can then post messages to the list per the instructions you will receive from the list administrator.
Walt is a "Volunteer of Random Acts of Genealogical Kindness RAOGK
climbed my family tree and found it was not worth the climb.
And so, I scampered down, convinced it was a waste of time.
Some branches of my tree, I found, were rotten to the core.
And, all the tree was full of sap and hung with nuts galore!
I used to brag of my kinfolk, before I made the climb,
But truth compels me not to tell of those not worth a dime.
And I beg friends who boast aloud of their ancestors great,
To climb their family tree and learn of those who weren't so straight.
I've learned what family trees are like, I've seen them growing 'round.
They're like a 'tater' vine, because the best are underground!
23rd Psalm for Genealogists
is my pastime, I shall not stray
It maketh me to lie down and examine tombstones.
It leadeth me into still courthouses,
It restoreth my Ancestral Knowledge,
It leadeth me in the paths of census records and ship's passenger lists for my surnames' sake.
Yea, though I walk through the shadows of research libraries and microfilm readers,
I shall fear no discouragement, for a strong urge is within me.
The curiosity and motivation, they comforteth me.
It demandeth preparation of storage space for the acquisition of countless documents.
It anointest my head with burning oil,
My family group sheets runneth over.
Surely; birth, marriage, and death dates shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I shall dwell in the house of a family history-seeker forever.
SHENANDOAH HERITAGE; THE STORY OF THE PEOPLE BEFORE THE PARK
THE DAGUE FAMILY
Two Hundred Years in Shade Township, Somerset County, PA 1762-1962
(Michael Peterman 1814-1830; Daniel Peterman 1895)
THE UNDYING PAST OF
200th Anniversary 1768-1968 Hollidaysburg,
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