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I thought it important to show you exactly where I've looked while doing all this research. Some sources yielded a lot of information, others some, and a few none at all. Most were forthcoming in providing information; some needed a bit of coaxing; others were downright lazy in their responsiveness (or lack thereof). That's the way it is with genealogical research. I've classified them by category.

Search Engines:
  • Ancestry.com
  • FamilySearch.org
  • Fold3.com
  • Archives.com
  • National Archives
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • GenealogyBank.com
  • GenealogyTrails.com
  • NewspaperArchive.com
  • DonsList.net
  • FindaGrave.com
  • MyHeritage.com
  • ObitsArchive.com
  • Vitalchek.com
  • Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records
  • USGWarchives.org
  • Genealogy.com
  • CensusFinder.com
  • CensusDiggins.com
  • INFOCON County Access
  • LANDEX Document Search
  • Pennsylvania Land Registers
  • Pennsylvania Online Historical Directories
  • Pennsylvania USGS Maps
  • Social Security Master Death File
  • SortedbyName.com
  • Pennsylvania Mortality Schedules
Court Houses:
  • Armstrong County Court House
  • Butler County Register of Wills and Orphans' Court
  • Butler County Public Web Access
  • Westmoreland County Register of Wills
  • Clarion County Register and Recorder
  • Allegheny County Register of Wills and Orphans' Court
  • Indiana County Register and Recorder
  • Butler Area Public Library
  • Worthington Armstrong Libraries
  • ArmstrongLibraries.com
  • Worthington West Franklin Community Library
  • Mifflin County Library
  • University of Pittsburgh Digital Library
  • Apollo Library
Societies and Museums:
  • Armstrong County Historical and Genealogical Society
  • Leechburg Area Museum and Historical Society
  • Western Pennsylvania Genealogical Society
  • Butler County Historical Society
  • Butler County Genealogical Society
  • Clarion County Historical Society
  • Indiana County Historical and Genealogical Society
  • Mifflin County Historical Society
  • Historical Society of Pennsylvania
Churches and Cemeteries:
  • Union First Presbyterian Church of Cowansville
  • Evangelical Lutheran Church of Worthington
  • First United Methodist Church of Butler
  • St. Paul's Episcopal Church of Kittanning
  • St. Mark's Evangelical Lutheran Church of Butler
  • Evergreen Cemetery - Gilpin Township, Armstrong Co.
  • Kittanning Cemetery, Armstrong Co.
  • Curry Run Church - Indiana Co., PA
  • Shelocta United Presbyterian Church - Indiana Co., PA
  • Christ Rupp Lutheran Church - Kittanning, PA
  • Bates' History of Pensylvania Volunteers, 1861-5

There are other sources I couldn't remember. You'll just have to believe me when I say there's more. And this doesn't even include all the genealogy books and CDs I've purchased over the years. Nor does it include all the individuals I've encountered along the way and how they helped. You know who you are, and I thank you for all the family photos, gravesite photos, and obit information you've provided. If you would like to see the expenses that go along with this kind of research, feel free to check out my Expenses page.

Happy Hunting!

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