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A Strong Story : The Tale of Two Ralphs
A Strong Story : The Tale of Two Ralphs
Our ten year search to discover which Ralph Strong of Ohio was ours. Both were born circa 1855 - 1858, one to David and Leonora Strong of Trumbull County, and the other to Samuel and Sarah Strong of Lake County. Serialized in the Strong Family Association of America (SFAA) Newsletter beginning December, 2005. 
 
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Ancestral Region in Czech Republic
Ancestral Region in Czech Republic
The Soukup family was from Kortya, a small village near Pilsen, and approximately 60 miles to the west of Prague. The Beznoska family was from Beroun, an administrative center akin to a "county seat". It lies on the motorway that connects Pilsen with Prague, closer to Prague than to Pilsen. 
 
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Ancestral Region in England
Ancestral Region in England
In 1604, our earliest proven Strong ancestor was fined by the Manor Court of Chardstock, Dorset, because "The water in George Stronge's ditch is not able to pass but run out in the way and he must scower the same." He later moved five miles northward, just across the county border to Somerset. It was George's grandson, Elder John Strong, whom emigrated to New England as a Pilgrim in 1635.  
 
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Ancestral Region in France
Ancestral Region in France
The Gascony region, in the southwest of France, was home to the Pene, Morlas and Roquevert families before they emigrated to New Orleans around 1860.  
 
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Ancestral Region in Germany
Ancestral Region in Germany
Göppingen, in the midst of the Swabian-Franconian mountains, is the current day German District from which Adam and Catharina Benkelman emigrated shortly after their marriage in 1851. When Adam and Catherine left for America, their hometown was still considered part of the Welzheim Administrative District (though rents were paid to Göppingen). The border between the two districts ran along the crest of the mountain shared by Breech and the Schneiderhof. 
 
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Frontier Times May 1931, Reminisces of Powell Roberts about Frontier life in 1882
Frontier Times May 1931, Reminisces of Powell Roberts about Frontier life in 1882
Powell Roberts reminisces about hauling freight between San Antonio and Junction City, metioning Wright McLemore and his son-in-law, George Graves (p. 371, second column) as part of the group that usually freighted with the Robert's, Cadell's and Robertson's as part of a four to six train of wagons around 1882.  
 
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History of Oil and Gas in the Los Angeles area including Signal Hill.
History of Oil and Gas in the Los Angeles area including Signal Hill.
Signal Hill story from The Paleontological Research Institution in California. Photos from California Oil, Gas, & Geothermal Resources. This is where Thomas H. Payne was living and working at the time of the 1930 census.