My name is John Francis "Jack" McDermott V. I am a fifth generation amateur genealogist, proudly carrying on the thorough research performed by my ancestors: in particular, [GG grandfather] Americus Vespucius Kendrick (generation 1), [Great grandfather] Rolla Martin Kendrick (2), [Paternal grandmother] Mary Stephanie (Kendrick) McDermott (3), [Paternal grandfather] John Francis McDermott III (3), [Father] John Francis McDermott IV (4), and [Mother] Virginia Marie (Vogt) McDermott (4). I have inherited all of their family stories as well as copious research files, produced through countless back and forth mail correspondence and "pounding the pavement" visits to historical societies, churches, museums, and libraries. If only they could have experienced the treasure trove of information available today via international networking and the internet!
I welcome any genealogical inquiries with regard to my records and photos pertaining to the extended McDermott, Steber, Kendrick, Irwin, Vogt, Diem, Heise, and Tews families. I also have access to records and photos collected by my wife, Sally Lehman McDermott, relating to the Lehman, Glatfelter, Mersberger, Stough, Ruth, Waltersdorf, Bowman, and Strickhouser families of York County, Pennsylvania.