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Research Interests.

  • DNA Testing- Surname Project Administrator YDNA & mtDNA Switzer-2, Honeycutt, Reichert, Zweiner, Harrison County WV Genealogical Society. Lifetime Member and  Adminstrator of Mary Swisher/Switzer  mtDNA Project
  • Land Platting
  • Historical Burial Grounds & Cemetery Preservation


  • Harrison County WV Genealogial Society. Lifetime Member.
  • West Virginia Baptist Historical Society, Lifetime Member.
  • Hackers Creek Pioneer Descendents, member since 1985.
  • Member of ISOGG

Areas Of Interest.

  1. Jamestown Settlement, VA 1635 on, Haws River, NC Settlements 1770's to 1800. North central, TN 1800 on,  Southern, IN 1810-1900's, west central Illinois 1840- present, North St. Louis on Mississippi River, MO 1880- present, Western & Southern MO, 1840's.  British and Ojibwa origins.
  2. Southeast PA 1710 Palatine German/Swiss origins. Form there all routes west and south to West Virginia and beyond after 1830.
  3. Eastern Kansas 1870 Prussian German and Slavic-Polish roots from "Silesia".
  4. Upper Shenandoah Valley 1750's to 1800, KY to 1825 and  central IN 1830 on. Augusta, Botetourt, Fincastle, Montgomery Co., VA 1730's German immigrants to Philadelphia then to Shenandoah in 1740's.