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Alice Gayley 1938-2015

The Board of Directors is sad to report that Alice Gayley, the Vice President of PA-Roots passed away on August 11, 2015. Alice and Nathan Zipfel began PA-Roots in 1998…

Genealogy Library

PA-Roots.com, Inc recently acquired a small library of donated genealogical books which are being made available to Friends of PA-Roots in terms of free look-ups.  We will start out by…

Pennsylvania Birth and Death Indices

The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Vital Records has posted on-line the Birth Indices for the year 1906 and the Death Indices for the years 1906-1961.  The Birth Indices includes the…

Liberty Township, Bedford County Schools

PA-Roots recently received a package of documents that were rescued from an old cottage in Ocean City New Jersey that was being demolished.  The documents all related to the Liberty…

Software Upgrade

17 November 2011 – We are in the process of upgrading to the latest version of the software that manages PA-Roots.  If you find any problems navigating the website, please…

Who was he? Reflections on Memorial Day

Who was he?  Reflections on Memorial Day Monday May 30’th is Memorial Day.  Growing up we still called it Decoration Day.  For many people it’s just a long weekend, an…

The Life of a Soldier

The Life of a Soldier With the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War I’ve been thinking about many in my family tree that served during the Civil…

Spending time in the cemetery

It seems that recently I have been doing a lot of work with cemetery transcriptions and tombstone photos.  I think I’ve always had a fascination with cemeteries.  It must have…

Passing of Shirley Pierce

Shirley Pierce, a founding Director of PA-Roots passed away on 6 February 2010 following a valiant fight with cancer.  Shirley was very active providing resources for Clearfield, Elk and Jefferson…

28 February 2009 Update

Hi all,  A number of new additions have been made over the past couple of weeks. Martha and Terry teamed up to enter marriage records for these five churches: 1.…