To see some pictures in our archives, click here.

Research your Wolfensberger, and related family names on rootsweb.com at the following addresses:

Wolfensberger Archival Genealogy [primarily in USA]:

http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=wfafamilyfile

Wolfensberger Genealogy [primarily in Switzerland and Europe]:
http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=myrnabl-swissa1

If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Myrna Liddell at myrnabl@whidbey.com

For those of you interested in the original Geschlechterbuchs and how to read this text, to be able to study

German Genealogy Lineage Books known as Geschlechterbuch's click here:

"Guide to Reading Geschlechterbuchs"

WORLD WAR I DRAFT REGISTRATION CARDS

We are constantly researching our collective family. Some recent research into World War 1 records turned up some interesting facts and names we did not have in our data base.

During World War I, there were three registrations.  The first, on June 5, 1917, was for all men between the ages of 21 and 31.  The second, on June 5, 1918, registered those who attained age 21 after June 5, 1917.  A supplemental registration was held on August 24, 1918, for those becoming 21 years old after June 5, 1918.  This was included in the second registration.  The third registration was held on September 12, 1918, for men age 18 through 45.

The information included on each registration differs somewhat but the general information shown includes full name, date and place of birth, race, citizenship, occupation, personal description and signature.

It is important to note that 24,000,000 cards were collected from men who registered for the draft.  This was about 23% of the population in 1918.  Not all of the men who registered for the draft actually served in the military and not all men who served in the military registered for the draft.  These are not military service records.  They contain no information about an individual’s military service.

There are three flavors of cards.  One card had 10 questions on the front, a second had 12 and the third had 20.  The following are the questions that were asked on each of these cards.  While there were also questions asked on the back of each card, these questions are frequently referred to by how many questions were asked on the front side of the card.

 

To see the books in our research library, click here. This is a members-only area. Please be patient with downloads as some files are very large (>100MB)

We now have several different sections to the library. There are new folders: Census, Civil War, Genealogies, Research, different states, such as Colorado, Nevada, Virginia, etc., and counties in Pennsylvania as before. We will be adding to the library so please come back to see what's new!!!

We have the following books in our library:

Memoirs of Alma Mitchell Sparger by Alma Mitchel Sparger

The Wolfersberger Families by John B. Heffelfinger

Parthemore Genealogy by E. W. S. Parthemore

The Stauffer-Stover Family History by Rev. Abraham James Fretz

The Wolfensberger-Wolfersberger Family by Raymond Martin Bell (1987)

The Wolfenbarger /Sparger Family Record by William M. Creasy

Wolfensberger in America by Frances C. B. Francis

The Wolfersbergers of St. Clair County by George and Theodore Wolfersberger

Genealogy of Sparger and Allied Families by William Murlin Creasy(updated)

A History of Wolfensberger - Sparger - Spargur Families by Vendrell L. Spargur

The Sparger Family by W. Creasy

Wilderness Adventure of the Wolfenbargers by Robert Lee Wolfenbarger, Jr.

Pennsylvania County Histories

A History of the Cumberland Valley in Pennsylvania

Biographical Annals of Cumberland County

The History of Cumberland and Adams Counties, Pennsylvania

History of the Cumberland Valley

Men of Mark of the Cumberland Valley

Commemorative Biographical Encyclopedia of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

History of Dauphin County, Pennsylvania

A Biographical History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

An Authentic History of Lancaster County in the State of Pennsylvania

Biographical Annals of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

Historical and Illustrated Sketch of Lancaster, Pennsylvania

History of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

History of Lancaster and York Counties

Industrial and Commercial Resources of Pennsylvania

Industries and Wealth of the Principle Points

Portrait and Biographical Record of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania

A History of the Lebanon Valley in Pennsylvania

Ancient and Historic Landmarks in the Lebanon Valley

Biographical Annals of Lebanon County, Pennsylvania

Historic Sketch of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church

History of Dauphin and Lebanon Counties

History of St. Mark's Reformed Church, Lebanon, PA

History of Tabor 1st Reformed Church, Lebanon, PA

History of the Counties of Berks and Lebanon

New Business Directory of Lebanon County, 1874-75

Old Salem in Lebanon

Pennsylvania Veteran Volunteers - 93rd Regiment

Churches Between the Mountains

History of Perry County in Pennsylvania

History of Perry County, Pennsylvania