Judith Wilcox Szczesny

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My sister, who passed away in 2009, and I started our genealogy quest about 19 years ago from seeing all of the names, [births, marriages, deaths, etc.] in the old family bible. It was in such bad condition, I decided to type up all of the entries to keep for future generations and it took off from there. It got us curious about where we came from and who were our ancestors and relatives. So we started to do our research obtaining information from the different libraries, census records, historical socities, reading different state, county and city histories, etc..

We did not get real serious about our search until September 11, 2001 when we were on our way to the Church of the LDS to look at microfilm we had ordered. Needless to say that day changed us all and we then decided to really try to find as many ancestors and relatives that we could.

We grew up in Western Pennsylvania where our ancestors and relatives were among the first settlers of Corry, PA, having come from New England - Rhode Island and Vermont via New York. One group came from Germany via Ohio. We were very happy with the written histories we found and the "names" turned into "people."

I love to share our findings with fellow relatives of our mutual ancestors [Daniel Wilcox/Olive Eddy; Joseph Skinner/Julia Davis; Frederick Fox/Augusta Myers; John Sheely/Mary Sauer; Dugan/MacCormack] to name just a few and to help them as much as I can as so many people through the years helped us.

You can copy and use any pictures of the graves I posted, and the deceased relatives, but please indicate where you got them.

At this time, I do not wish to do much more than to add the many ancestor and relatives graves we discovered through the years. We found so much written material that now I spend a good portion of my time writing a history of the ancestors for several surnames and that has turned into quite a project.

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