We are researching the CASSIDY, RIDENOUR, RILEY, TYLER and WALLACE lines, and are willing to share information with other researchers.
The RIDENOUR surname has been "Americanized" to several different spellings including RIDENOUR, RIDENHOUR, REITENAUER, REITNAUER and RIDENHOWER (the original spelling was possibly REITNAUER).The line has been traced back to the 1500's in Switzerland with emigration to America starting in 1738.
We have a large word processing file with information on over 15,000 RIDENOUR family members that is freely shared with other researchers. The file is maintained by Mel Ridenour and is available in MS Word, WordPerfect, MS Write or text formats.The file is available by contacting me at my email address or by downloading the file (in text format) from Becky Walker's website at: http://www/cris.com/~beckins/
We encourage other RIDENOUR family researchers to join the RIDENOUR mailing list which is used to distribute information about the RIDENOUR family.The mailing list is hosted by Gail Graham and is available at:http://rootsweb.com/