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Irvin, Hart, Willits, Bower, Drawbaugh , Gildner, Parke Updated March 31, 2002
About Our Family Research
This search for family roots has just recently begun. The thread of early settlers of this great nation runs through the various family names. They are Irish, German, English and even have a touch of Native American. The names are spread across the land and touch states in the North, the midwest, the South, the southwest and the northwest. Primarily, the various family surnames were of families from Pennsylvania. I suspect that in my continuing search I will find familes from Europe and the United Kingdom from which I descended. The interesting aspect of looking for family roots makes one realize that if your family has been in the United States for over one hundred and fifty years, you are probably related to most everyone here. We seem to be truly a nation of one, united by a crisscross of family roots. My family tree will surely be part of many family trees. I hope to hear from those who think perhaps they see a thread of their family in mine.