Genealogy has become a hobby for me over the last 10 years. For me, it's like a puzzle, I love fitting the pieces together. But over the years, I've researched a lot that does not pertain to our family lines. Some for extended family, some for close friends, and some because I was trying to rule out lines to figure out where our line went exactly. I do not want these notes on my Heather's Genealogy Notes blog - because they are not our lines. But I do like to share all of my research, in case it benefits others. That is what this blog is for - research I have done that does not apply to our own family lines, but may be helpful for someone else.

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Heather’s Genealogy Research

For $25 I guarantee you 2 hours  (usually much more, because I find this interesting and get carried away - but I guarantee 2 hours) of genealogy research, utilizing my online subscriptions to genealogy services, historical societies, genealogy societies, newspaper archives, fold 3, and more. I will provide you with a report of my research findings, along with digital copies of any records (wills, newspaper articles, death certificates, census records, etc) that I find. 

 I cannot guarantee any specific results; all I can guarantee is my time & effort.  Often the best course of action is to have me search one side of your family (mothers side- maternal,  or fathers side - paternal) and after I present my findings you can then decide If there is anything additional you would like me to explore.   

To get started, email me at with a basic idea of what research you would like done.  I will reply with a form for you to fill in with the information you already have. 

I accept both paypal & personal checks, as well as cash. 

Note - this does NOT apply to direct relatives.  My research on my genealogy lines, and on my husbands lines, continues to be free!  

Below is an example of my research.  All of the records are included here on this blog, but if you would prefer I can email them all in word or pdf format rather than publish them online.  I always suggest putting them online, along with your contact information, so when others are researching that line they can contact you.  I've had some great contacts, and received so many photos and stories, from distant relatives that found my research online.  I can also send you printed copies of the records, for an additional fee.

This particular line, below,  has no connection at all to me.  The client was interested in his paternal line and connection to the civil war, so that was where I focused my search.  It was extremely fortunate to find the family photos in an online family tree - that does not always happen.  I love photos and will always look for them, but it is rare to find as many as I did for this line.


                                                  John Earle Moore 1894-1973
John Earle Moore, your grandfather, according to his obituary, was the son of Charles & Nellie (Branyam) Moore.  His obituary tells us a good deal about his life:
He was born February 3, 1894, son of the late Charles and Nellie Branyam Moore.
He was a member of Paradise United Church of Christ, and a member of the Mens Bible Class for over 50 years. He was a member of past master of Turbot Grange. He was also a member of American Legion Post 71, Milton and World War One Barracks, 2869. He attended the Milton schools and was graduated from the Williamson Trade School, Philadelphia. He was a veteran of World War I, in which he served as a mess sergeant with Company M, 314th Infantry regiment.
He retired in 1960 from the past as manager of Clinger Lumber Co., where he was employed for over 3 years.
He is survived by his wife, Mabel Wagner Moore; three sons: Harry C. Moore, Milton; John E. Moore Jr., Bloomsburg; and Homer C. Moore, Lancaster; eight grandchildren, and one great-grandson. He was the last surviving member of his immediate family.
Further records that I have compiled on John can be found here -

Charles Moore
John's father, your great grandfather, was Charles Moore, son of John Robb Moore.  We find Charles, his wife Nellie, and their son John Earl Moore in the 1910 census in Milton, living with Charles' parents, John & Sybilla.
It's interesting that in 1900 Charles says his mother, Sybilla Swaverly, was born in Ireland.  
Further records on Charles can be seen here -

John Robb Moore 1843-1919
Charles father, your great great great grandfather, was John Robb Moore, born 1843-1919.  He married first Anna Stewart, and second Sybilla Swaverly.  He owned Moore's Bakery and Grocery, his occupation on his death certificate is listed as "baker". John served in Co. B 11th Regt Vol infantry in the civil war.
In the census records, John notes that his father was born in Ireland.  
The records I have compiled for John Robb Moore can be seen here -

Jacob Moore 1771-1857
John's father, your 4th great grandfather, was Jacob Moore, who married Margaret Robb.  Jacob is believed to have immigrated from Ireland.  Another researcher has the following notes: "Jacob was born approx 30 Apr 1773 wife Margaret Robb (b 15 Sept 1800 d  2 May 1877 buried Highland Cem. #12.) Jacob' s burial was at the Methodist
 Episcopal Church Cemetery No. 10 in Salona, Lamar Twp., Clinton Co., Pa
Irish-Presbyterian-Belief. Settled 1-1/2 miles- Clynderdale (must be
Clintondale in Centre Co which is now Clinton Co (near Lock haven) PA.
Built cabin around stump. An Aunt reported birth in Mayo County Ireland. 
Listed in the 1850 Census of Porter Township, Clinton Co. PA as 76 yrs
old  and a farmer."

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This is where my research concludes at this time. At this point my suggestion would be to do a broad search on each of your grandmothers listed here, to see where those lines may lead, and of course I can search further on Jacob, at least to attempt to obtain immigration records.  It does appear there's a good bit of Irish in this line.


Additional services I am available for:
  • Scanning old photos and putting them on a dvd. I have a portable scanner, that does not require a computer, that can scan large numbers of photos and documents rather quickly.
  • Create a printed copy of my research in either a binder you can add to, or in a spiral bound report printed through Staples.
  • Create a shutterfly genealogy album that you can have printed for your family members.   This does NOT include printing costs, but I will help you with coupons and deals to help offset those costs as much as possible.  Often you can get an 8x8 album for free, just pay shipping, through shutterfly.  The link I provide can be used by anyone you chose to share with, for them to order their own copy.  I can provide examples upon request.
  • I am  also available to travel to genealogy societies and courthouses to look up additional records.

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