Digging Up The Shefflers

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February 24, 2005

What the Heck are all the "Subscriptions" About??

Notice on the right hand side now you can "subscribe" to this blog site in a number of ways.

You can enter your email address and each time there is a new post here, like this one, it will be sent to you via email, with a link back to here.

Or if you have a My Yahoo personalized page or a My MSN page, you can add this site as live content, right where you have your News and Sports and Movies, etc.

The heading from the last few articles will be displayed in a "Digging Up The Shefflers" box just like the other content sources on your page. SIMPLE! Just click on the appropriate button for either.

And finally, for those of you savvy enough at this point to have RSS or Atom enabled Agregators, you can get my feed URL with that XML button.

There's a flavor for every customer here.

The important thing is that you can now stay up to date, without too much hassle.

Have new articles pop up where you would like to see them so you don't have to hunt down this site every day. Or week. Or... ?

Just doing my duty!

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February 14, 2005

Added Babelfish for Translation

I have no idea how many people are currently coming to this site BUT at some point in the future perhaps translation from English will be necessary. We'll see.

In the meantime I've added translation technology in the form of Babelfish below and to the right.

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February 08, 2005

Shearers and Shefflers

I've recently had inquiries from more than one Shearer/Sheffler descendant. One said she'd started some genealogy work on her Shearers but that there were "too many" Shearers in the Westmoreland area. I suppose that made the whole project a little daunting.

In jest I replied that there were also "too many" Shefflers around there too. This all in quotes because, well, heck, there can never be "too many" Shefflers, right? And Shearers for that matter.

There is a double Sheffler-Shearer connection, by the way.

Nora Belle Sheffler (b. 1881) and Clara Mae Sheffler (b. 1883) were daughters of Cyrus F. Sheffler, he himself the son of Jacob A. Sheffler.

Nora Belle married John Howard Shearer (b 1879), and Clara Mae married Howard's brother Frank Shearer (b. 1881).

I only see two children for Frank and Clara Mae, but Howard and Nora Belle had thirteen children in all.

Yep, lotsa Shearers...

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