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Robert Longbottom # 46521199 (#46521199)
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I fly "Old Glory" upside down to protest what has happened to the USA over the past 5 years.

America is in serious trouble so I will continue my protest until she is back on course.


I have a family history addiction. I have been at this for about 35 years now. As of this date (APRIL 2014), I am 76 years old but I plan to keep at it as long as I can.

I live in the Akron, Ohio area - phone(330-628-4435) and would like to exchange info with anyone suspecting we have common family lines.

I started out with 3 ring note books. This was before the age of the personal computer. I wrote down all that I could on my Longbottom side and then started with my Mother's side of the family - the Snyder line.

The name Snyder is a different story - it is more like the Smith and Jones surname - too common! Unfortunately I began this after my mother died in 1968 so there was no first hand info to help me out. My Mom's only sibling Edna had also passed on. I talked with some of my cousins and little by little my data started to expand. I subscribed to Everton's Genealogy Helper,ran ads, mailed inquiries and waited
everyday for the Post Office to deliver the mail.
I learned that my Grandfather Joseph Snyder had "gone on a hunting trip to West Virginia and brought back a bride".

I began sending letters to the Court Houses in Western West Va to see if they had such
a record. No luck. I then purchased computer print outs from Everton's for Census data on the Snyder and Longbottom names. I began seeing first names that were common to the names used by my Grandfather Joe Snyder's siblings in Berkeley Co., West Va.

I wrote to the Berkeley County Historical Society and hit "pay dirt". The rest is now history.

My big problem appeared when my data became so large and took up so many 3 ring binders. I would get new information and then had a problem finding where it needed to go in one of the note books.

Fortunately the personal computer era was
dawning. I spent over $5000 for a new IBM PC that had no hard drive - you had only
floppie discs to use and Bill Gates had not yet invented "Windows". I started out ith "Brothers Keeper" software and am still using it. It has been a great program for me.

I have over 134,000 persons in it now and over 34,000 of them are the descendants of my 3rd great grandfather's (Jacob Snider 1732-1790) 13 children.

I have been accepted into the SAR (Sons of the American Revolution Certificate 180595) through my Jacob Snider lineage.

I'm happy to transfer memorials outside the FAG guidelines. However, I do request that you state what your relationship is. The only memorials I won't transfer are in my family.

If any errors are found and corrections needed, please contact me by email and we will address the problem.
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Freda Young Schreckengost
Robert, I am a descendant of Lester Grant Schreckengost and was surprised to find he had been married 3 times! I was wondering if you have a marriage date for the Young/Schreckengost marriage. I know he married a Hilda O Bennett in 1916 and a Marguerite McDaniel in about 1935, but I did not know about Freda Young until I was searching cemeteries. Any help you can provide is most welcome!
Added by heavenly on Jun 28, 2014 10:44 AM
sheryl lawson
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Hi Robert
My Great Grandma is Mary Catherine Curtis/Gump her mother Catherine Curtis my Gr Grandpa John Gump If you look on my site (Geiger/Jester) you can see my lineage. I don't have a lot of info, but I do have some only 1 picture of Catherine. My Gr Grandma Mary C died the same year I was born 1961 from TB. she was a wonderful person as told to me by my mother I just know that Gr Gr Grandma Catherine must have been the same. I would appreciate any information you can share with me Thank you,
Sheryl Lawson
Added by sheryl lawson on Jun 05, 2014 8:04 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 57875745
I have additional information on this family that I would like to link to your memorial. I have referenced your number on their individual profiles from FINDAGRAVE. These are additional children of Jerome and Anna K Burgess.
Added by D G on Jun 03, 2014 9:54 PM
Bonnie Thompson Henricks
Snider history
Robert - I enjoyed reading your bio. Thank you for all the research you have done and shared with others - it has helped me a lot in researching my husband's history on that branch of his family tree.
Added by Bonnie Thompson Henricks on May 16, 2014 9:36 PM
Gary Snowberger
Isaac Snoberger
Hello Robert,
I put Isaac in Holsinger Cemetery.
Thank you ever so much,
Added by Gary Snowberger on May 02, 2014 7:44 AM
dona laurie
Joseph Snider
Hi Robert,
I have read your published paper "Jacob Snnider of Berkeley County (West) Virginia 1732-1789" and just had a question about Jacob's son Joseph, and his family. I am working on joining DAR, thru Joseph Sr, Joseph Jr line, but have been unable to find any source that lists Joseph (1765-1825) as having a son Joseph Jr (1826-1911). I was hoping you may know where to find such data. Thank you for any help you can provide.

Added by dona laurie on Apr 14, 2014 5:34 PM
Gary Harwood
RE: studebaker
I am related in a distant way. I had a great-great-aunt who married a Studebaker. Much of the information I have came from their book or other research materials I used. Are you related? I also have a lot of Snyders and Sniders on my Mother's side. She was a McFarland and her Mom was a Burks.
GAry Harwood
New Carlisle, OH
Added by Gary Harwood on Apr 10, 2014 5:49 PM
Karin King
You're welcome....thanks for posting it.
Added by Karin King on Mar 24, 2014 8:00 PM
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Donald Mock
I have asked for a photo.
Added by Lois (Steinberg) Adams (G... on Mar 24, 2014 5:54 AM
William Ream
John Arnett
Thank you for linking John Arnett's memorial with his parents' memorials!
Added by William Ream on Feb 08, 2014 10:48 AM
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