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Robert Longbottom # 46521199 (#46521199)
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I have a family history addiction. I have been at this for about 37 years now. As of this date (July 2015), I am 77 years old but I plan to keep at it as long as I can.

I live in the Akron, Ohio area - phone(330-628-4435) and would like to exchange info with anyone suspecting we have common family lines.

I started out with 3 ring note books. This was before the age of the personal computer. I wrote down all that I could on my Longbottom side and then started with my Mother's side of the family - the Snyder line.

The name Snyder is a different story - it is more like the Smith and Jones surname - too common! Unfortunately I began this after my mother died in 1968 so there was no first hand info to help me out. My Mom's only sibling Edna had also passed on. I talked with some of my cousins and little by little my data started to expand. I subscribed to Everton's Genealogy Helper,ran ads, mailed inquiries and waited everyday for the Post Office to deliver the mail.
I learned that my Grandfather Joseph Snyder had "gone on a hunting trip to West Virginia and brought back a bride".

I began sending letters to the Court Houses in Western West Va to see if they had such
a record. No luck. I then purchased computer print outs from Everton's for Census data on the Snyder and Longbottom names. I began seeing first names that were common to the names used by my Grandfather Joe Snyder's siblings in Berkeley Co., West Va.

I wrote to the Berkeley County Historical Society and hit "pay dirt". The rest is now history.

My big problem appeared when my data became so large and took up so many 3 ring binders. I would get new information and then had a problem finding where it needed to go in one of the note books.

Fortunately the personal computer era was
dawning. I spent over $5000 for a new IBM PC that had no hard drive - you had only
floppie discs to use and Bill Gates had not yet invented "Windows". I started out with "Brothers Keeper" software and am still using it. It has been a great program for me.

I have over 139,000 persons in it now and OVER 36,000 of them are the descendants of my 3rd great grandfather's (Jacob Snider 1732-1790) 13 children.

I have been accepted into the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution Certificate 180595) through my Jacob Snider lineage.

I'm happy to transfer memorials outside the FAG guidelines. The only memorials I won't transfer are those in my family.

If any errors are found and corrections needed, please contact me by email and we will address the problem.
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Neil Gothier
Robert Armstrong Memorial# 34189205
Hello, wondering if you would be willing to transfer Robert Armstrong Memorial# 34189205, Ann Potter Armstrong Memorial# 34189267 (Robert & Ann are my 4th great grandparents) & Dr. Robert B. Armstrong Memorial# 34099952.
Very respectfully Neil Gothier.
Added by Neil Gothier on Aug 23, 2015 9:37 AM
My brother John
It is with great sadness I want you to know my brother John passed away last week.
Mom, who is 96 now, is taking it hard. Last night we had to admit her to the hospital as she could no swallow, hopefully it is just a sore throat someone gave her at the funeral. We did have the obit put in the Altoona paper, but I am trying to let people know.

Kat McGuire
Added by Kat on Aug 19, 2015 8:20 AM
Beverly Bender (Snyder)
Snyder descendents
Hi, from Ohio, my father was David W Snyder, which ties in to John C Snyder and Catherine Yingling. I would love to share what I have...Beverly
Added by Beverly Bender (Snyder) on Aug 07, 2015 10:01 PM
RFB Jenkins
Philip E Goist
Hi Robert,

Thank you for the additional information.


Added by RFB Jenkins on Jul 21, 2015 6:00 PM
Mary Studebaker Gordon
I just looked her up on the census records in 1910 she was listed with Jacob & Susan age 13 with a brother Joseph age 4, in the 1920 census she is wife of Perry Gordon with a son Morton.
Added by June on Jun 23, 2015 7:51 PM
Mary Studebaker Gordon
Is this family of yours? It looks to me like her maiden name was Studebaker because it said her parents were Studebaker?
Added by June on Jun 23, 2015 7:31 PM
Studebaker transfers
Robert, thanks so much for all of the Studebaker transfers. Steve is becoming more interested in genealogy and I even have a tree started for his clan on ancestry.
Added by Wallen on Jun 03, 2015 6:50 PM
RE: Tanner
Hi Bob ~ Thanks for the transfer. Actually, it is not necessary to delete the memorial. Since there is a stone there with his name inscribed, the memorial can stay as long as it is marked as a cenotaph. Even if I were to delete it, someone would just come along and see the inscription on the stone and create another memorial before long. So we are better off marking it as a cenotaph, linking it to the memorial where he actually is buried, and moving on. Thanks again.
Added by Lido on May 04, 2015 8:07 PM
Keith Yoder
RE: Elias Yoder 1834-1921
The cemetery is in some places referred to as the Yoder Cemetery and Yoder Burial Ground.

It is located off of Cemetary Rd, Meyersdale, PA 15552. It is in a farm field near the intersection of Cemetary Rd and Rockdale Rd.

The GPS Coordinates are:
39.817142, -79.057957
Added by Keith Yoder on Apr 24, 2015 9:02 PM
Samuel Gregory
Hi Robert
Samuel Gregory buried in Hopewell cemetery Bedford was born in Altarnun Cornwall in 1839
Added by Rosemary on Apr 23, 2015 8:54 AM
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