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120 years later some things stay the same in Sheaffer family – Poll Watching

By Michael S Sheaffer Poll watching certificates haven’t changed much in 120 years On left is John E Sheaffer‘s Cumberland County, Pennsylvania poll watcher’s certificate from 1896 election which saw William McKinley elected President. On Right is John E Sheaffer’s … Continue reading

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The African Genetics Project

This post was originally written in the blog section for 23andMe Published by 23andMe under 23andMe Research, Ancestry October 12, 2016 To enhance its research and enrich its customer experience, 23andMe is launching the  African Genetics Project, recruiting people who … Continue reading

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Free Access to Native American Records at Fold3

Free* Access to the Native American Collection This post was written by our friends at Fold3 November 1, 2016 by Trevor | 0 comments Do you have Native American ancestry? Or are you interested in Native American history? Then explore … Continue reading

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Society Pages in Old Newspapers Provide Clues for Genealogy Research

This Revealing Newspaper Section May Hold Fascinating Details About Your Ancestors – (Family History Daily) I share this post from the fine folks at Family History Daily – Michael S Sheaffer   Source: Society Pages in Old Newspapers Provide Clues for Genealogy Research Source: … Continue reading

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Sheaffer Genealogy Video

How to Read a Death Certificate I have recently been testing with video for this site to do a series of tutorials and how I do my own research. Here is the first one that I hope to be able … Continue reading

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Tortoise and the Hare, and the lost art of Transcribing?

My old genealogy friend once spent an entire afternoon transcribing 1 document, while I spent the afternoon collecting 7 documents which I would later place in my box at home. Who was the most effective genealogist that afternoon? It wasn’t me! Continue reading

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A Common interest between my 3rd Great Grandfather and myself

  Civic minded John E Sheaffer was a man of honor and civic pride Original content by Michael S Sheaffer John E Sheaffer was my 3rd Great Grandfather who was a man of some prominence in his hometown of Shippensburg, … Continue reading

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