H. Martin Soward, III

H. Martin Soward, III

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I began researching my family history in 1968 when I was 19. The amount of information, stories, documents, and pictures I have accumulated is remarkable; filling one and one-half rooms of my home. I am willing to share what I have found with anyone interested. I do request that anyone who does use information coming from me to please acknowledge my efforts in any and all works, postings, publications, or other methods of displaying genealogy. I once copied and sent many pages of my work to an individual only to later find his/her book in a library. The person had used what I had provided but gave me no credit for it. When one spends countless hours and money gathering genealogical data and kindly shares it, it is only common courtesy to acknowledge that researcher. And for the recipient to pass off the work as his/her own is, to put it in the mildest of ways, totally disgusting.

I work on many lines but the ones which consume most of my time are Porter, Soward/Seward/Seaward, Shafer/Shaffer/Shaver/Schaeffer, Collins, Simpson, Fryer, Richardson, Jones (ugh!), Basler, Blackman, Oxley, Smalley, Ainsworth, Mallory, Dunham, Pennoyer, Laird/Lard, Saunders/Sanders, Griffin, Guethle, Hotchkiss, Mead, and Roberts.


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