|Bill Neff (#47306870)|
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|Neff Family Historian and Co-Editor of "NEFF NEWS" published by the Neff Family Historical Society, Inc. from 1991 to 1997. Author: NEFF-NÄF FAMILY printed by Princeton University Press, Princeton, NJ 1991. [B] Family Line of Neffs from Lancaster Co., PA, Manor Twp. and their descendants. Trustee of the NEFF CEMETERY in Huntingdon Co., PA, Petersburg and NEFF-HERSHEY Cemetery in Lancaster Co., PA, Manor Twp.|
Researching Neff and related families since 1980. Focus has been on pre-1800 primary family records found in Pennsylvania, Maryland, Virginia and Ohio. European research includes Mennonite communities in the Rhine region of Germany and Swiss records found at the Zürich Archives.
CURRENT PROJECTS: 2012-2013
In 2003 the Neff Family Historical Society funded a grant to James Madison University to resurvey the Neff-Kagey Cemetery outside of New Market, Shenandoah Co., VA. This involved clearing the entire site, mapping each memorial using CAD and with GPS locations. Each grave marker, including fieldstones, were transcribed and photographed. This information has been compared against indexes made in the 1890's and 1929. It became quite clear that between these dates, some of the original stones had been moved to the Cedar Grove cemetery nearby. Depressions in the ground indicated some internments were relocated and some were not. We hope to complete the update of this cemetery by the summer of 2013 with links to descendants in Virginia, Ohio and Indiana.
Our research team is also working on detailed updates to NEFF, NAFF and NAVE memorials of men who served in the War Between the States both on the North and Southern sides.
Group Administrator for the NEFF NÄF NAEF NAFF NAVE Y-DNA project with "Family Tree DNA" of Houston, Texas. In 2005, The Neff Family Historical Society, Inc. began a Surname research project based upon and utilizing the latest Y-chromosome DNA testing technology. The Neff surname lines under study are those who immigrated from Switzerland and Germany to North America from the early 1600's to the mid-1800's. The original surname spelling is generally found as NÄF, however common variation in America are found as Naef, Naff, Neff, and Nave. There are currently over 60 participtants. Project and results may be view at:
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/neff/ For additional information, email us at the contact address shown.
Trustee of the NEFF CEMETERY in Hundingdon Co., PA near Petersburg and a member of the Neff and related families research team working on and updating Find-a-Grave records of these families.
|Messages left for Bill Neff (21)||[Leave Message]|
|Virginia D||RE: Burnham W. King and wife Annie Neff King|
What a wealth of information! Continued success in tracing the Neff family members. Your research thus far is very comprehensive.
|Linda Huffman Powell||Ann Neff|
I've made the corrections you've suggested for her memorial. Thanks for the additional information.
God bless you,
bill if u r related let me know ur Find A Grave id and will transfer to u thanks for the info
|Daniel Pletcher||Elizabeth Pletcher|
You are in fact right, she is the daughter of Ulrich. There are many interpretations of the last name on the marriage cert. it is Yoder so that is what I used on her memorial.
|jaynetty||RE: Neff - Medicine Hat records|
Would you like me to transfer the Neff memorials in Hillside to you? I would be happy to if you would like them.
Added by jaynetty on Oct 23, 2013 6:05 PM
|Barbara Dooley||RE: Isaac Fluri|
You're quite welcome, Bill. Small return for all the information you've given us!
|v f||RE: Bowman's of Wabash Co., IN|
You are very welcome. Yep, I'm really enjoying this Florida sun!!
Added by v f on Mar 10, 2013 11:18 AM
Thank you for the interest in Neff/Naf memorial listings in Masonville and Lancaster Co.
I will be happy to add any additional info to the memorials I maintain.
Thank again for the linkage.
Added by k75evad on Mar 04, 2013 9:58 AM
|J and K||RE: William & Nelle Barclay|
Added by J and K on Jan 27, 2013 7:22 AM
|Neff Cemetery Trustees||Transfer of Neff Memorials|
Bill, Thank you for the transfer of 176 memorials in the Neff Cemetery. They will now be managed by the Cemetery Trustees. During 2013 we will be updating the information on each memorial from our records and historical sources.
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