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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 36 years now. As of this date (March 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 137,000 persons in it now and OVER 35,000 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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Jill and Ron Weikle
RE: Wood
no problem, if you come across anymore that you would like to manage, please let me know.

Added by Jill and Ron Weikle on Mar 04, 2015 1:00 PM
Warren Eastright
Roy Steward
Thanks Bob, for the info where Mr. Steward finale resting place.

Added by Warren Eastright on Feb 20, 2015 7:14 PM
Bonnie Sallada
RE: Aaron
Thank you for the memorials and thank you for helping me as I search for my ancestors. I truly appreciate your generosity.
Added by Bonnie Sallada on Feb 17, 2015 9:01 PM
Warren Eastright
Find A Grave memorial for Norman Hoover.
Hi Robert, thank you for place of burial for Norman

Added by Warren Eastright on Feb 16, 2015 7:30 PM
Warren Eastright
RE: Betty Batzel
No problem, today is a new day

Added by Warren Eastright on Feb 07, 2015 5:15 AM
Rachel Powell
Snider / Snyder Family
Yes, I am related to the family. Anna is the sister of my mom's great grandmother, Sarah Ellen Friend.
Added by Rachel Powell on Dec 14, 2014 5:04 PM
Oka & Edith Snider
I wanted to let you know that I posted a photo of Oka & Edith's headstone (to their memorials).
Added by Ann on Nov 08, 2014 1:43 PM
Debra Downey Wilkins
Clark Brenneman obituary
I am related to the Brenneman family. I have found an obituary for Clark Brenneman from the Cumberland Evening Times that shows that Clark was buried in the Bittinger Cemetery. Would you like me to e-mail you a copy so that you can update your memorial showing the date he died, and perhaps add the obituary information to your memorial?

Debbie Downey Wilkins
Added by Debra Downey Wilkins on Oct 21, 2014 2:55 PM
Bruce R. Swayne
RE: Memorial# 112768094 Isaac Crouse
Robert -
Wonderful. Thanks again for your work with and for providing these insights about the cemetery.
Added by Bruce R. Swayne on Oct 15, 2014 2:59 PM
Bruce R. Swayne
Memorial# 112768094 Isaac Crouse
Robert -
What does the reference on the death certificate to burial in the Dunkard Cemetery mean?

Isaac would be a distant cousin on my mother's line.

Added by Bruce R. Swayne on Oct 14, 2014 8:16 PM
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