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My Colonial Heritage

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     Some families know a great deal about their roots; others know very little.   I am fortunate to be in the first category.

     On this site I will provide information about my colonial
roots and ancestry.  Most of this information was obtained from family documents and by researching public records and talking and corresponding with relatives.  

     In the course of doing this research, I have discovered that I have many more relatives than I ever thought possible!

     Thanks for dropping by and taking a look at the site.  I am constantly attempting to improve this site.  Please get in touch with any comments or reactions!

                    George P. Smeal


Standing from left to right are
Reba H. Sitzer (my maternal grandmother), Ethelyn Sitzer Simpson (my great aunt) and
Daisy Sitzer Smith (my great aunt).
Seated from left to right are
William E. Sitzer (my maternal
great grandfather) and Helen
Havens Sitzer (my maternal great grandmother).


The post card was sent by my maternal grandmother to her parents.  The card states "Dearest People: - It is about 7:30 now. We walked over to the post office after the mail and it was the loveliest walk.  The moon is out so bright.  Hope aunt Neal is better.  Love to all Reba."  The post mark is "Inlet Feb__1914 N.Y." 



The Midi music file playing in the background is Carolan's Welcome sequenced by Barry Taylor.  Visit Lesley Nelson-Burns' Folk Music site by clicking on the above logo.

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