While in the process of researching some of my families, I have managed to collect a file on the Umbarger and Umberger families.
One file is on Conrad Umberger and Elizabeth Kern.The second is on Hans Michael Umberger and Anna Marie Rambler.I have other Umbergers and Umbargers for whom I have found no parents.
Are Conrad's line and Hans Michael's line part of the same family?If so, where do they connect?
I have been working on my Darter/Tarter lines, the Clines, Cregers , Catrons, Repasses, Kegleys, Kinslows and Hounshells....among others....and have collected bits and pieces from others with whom I exchange information.
I have finally come to realize that neither my children nor my grandchildren have the slightest interest in genealogy.To them, these are just names of people they have not met and will not meet.
That being said, I am in the process of trying to get some of my files into the hands of people who are either descended from these lines or are working on these surnames.
I am trying to do this while I am still among the living....so that my files do not die when I do.This way at least some of my work will survive me.So....if anyone wishes to have either or both files, let me know and I will send them to you.