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Resources and Internet Sources for our Family Ancestry

Below are some links to resources on the internet that have been helpful in the research on the Ritchey and Diehl family ancestry. If you have a site on the internet that you think should be listed, please let me know so that I can add you to our list of resources.


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RootsWeb WorldConnect Ritchey/Diehl Family Ancestry

Ritchey Family Genealogy maintained at the WorldConnect Program of RootsWeb Family Tree. This is an online version of the Family Tree but is updated infrequently. It's a good start to find out if you have any connections within our Family Tree.

Ritchey Family Genealogy Pages

This information is being maintained by a member of a Tripod Website since 1995. This documention and pictures are from a branch of the Ritchey Family Tree.

RootsWeb Genealogy

This is the main site of RootsWeb which is dedicated to providing a free source of genealogical and historical resource and reference materials. The WorldConnect Project allows users to upload, modify, link, and display their family trees as a means to share their genealogy with other researchers. RootsWeb is funded and supported by

Pennsylvania GenWeb Genealogy Project (PAGenWeb) 

This site is part of the USGenWeb Project and is the State resource for Pennsylvania research. The PAGenWeb Project was created in 1996 in is association with the USGenWeb Project in an effort to answer the ever growing needs of genealogists who were trying to research their ancestors in Pennsylvania. The goal of the PAGenWeb Project is to have every county in Pennsylvania represented by an online website and hosted by researchers who either live in their county or who are familiar with their county's resources. The PAGenWeb Project is a not-for-profit volunteer genealogical organization dedicated to the free access of genealogical information by anyone in the world.

U.S. Genealogy Project (USGenWeb)

USGenWeb was established in 1996 by a group of genealogists who shared a desire to create online centers for genealogical research. Providing free online genealogy help and information for every county and every state of the United State; they sponsor important Special Projects, gathering useful data you can access for free. Some of the information you will find are listings of local sources for records, county and state histories, online genealogy books, research tips, maps, and links to helpful internet resources. You will find transcribed records online, accessible for free  as the USGenWeb Archives are a major repository of data, provided by helpful contributors and volunteers.

Mother Bedford (Bedford County, PA)

A website devoted primarily to the history of Old-Bedford County, Pennsylvania during the American Revolutionary War period. On these pages you will find not only references to Bedford County's role in the American Revolutionary War, but also a wealth of information pertaining to private and public life in the Pennsylvania Frontier of the Revolutionary War and Colonial periods. Much of the information presented in this website is excerpted from the books, Mother Bedford And The American Revolutionary War, and 150th Anniversary History Of Blair County, Pennsylvania, published by Closson Press.

Morrisons Cove, Pennsylvania

Your Gateway to Morrisons Cove in Central Pennsylvania featuring resources, information and genealogy for the people from "The Cove". Morrisons Cove is located in the northern part of Bedford and southern part of Blair Counties in Pennsylvania.

Guide To Pennsylvania Historical Resources

The historical societies and museums of Pennsylvania dedicate their existence to preserving and sharing the state’s intriguing history with the public. The recommended sites and pages in this guide all provide high-quality, credible resources and information for the traveler, genealogist, student, or history buff.

Genealogy: The Complete Resource Guide

A practical guide and resource to understanding genealogy and how and where to start your research. Many useful resources for those just starting their family lineage to professional sources for the more advanced genealogists. There are dozens of different types of records that can be obtained to shine a light on one’s ancestry, though the process can often be time-consuming. In order to properly organize a search, it’s important to figure out what type of information you’re looking for and where to access the related records.

Pennsylvania German Pioneers Passenger Lists

A list of links to online transcriptions of some of the passenger lists in Pennsylvania German Pioneers by Ralph B. Strassburger and William J. Hinke. Some of the lists may have come from other sources such as the Pennsylvania Archives series or Rupp's A Collection of Upwards of Thirty Thousand Names of German, Swiss, Dutch, French and Other Immigrants to Pennsylvania from 1727 to 1776. Most of the immigrants on these lists came from the Palatine (Pfalz) region of Germany. Although these ships are often referred to as Palatine ships, you may also find Swiss, French and Dutch immigrants on these lists.

Wikitree, Where Genealogists Collaborate

A community of genealogists on a mission to connect the human family on one single and accurate tree using traditional genealogy and DNA testing. Many free and easy tools for research are available. All the profiles are connected on the same system with collaboration in creating a single family tree that is connecting us all, preserving our history, and making our shared genealogy available for the world to access, for free, forever.

DNA Testing Research Guide

The interest in learning where we are and where we came from is at an all-time high. With a DNA Test Kit and some simple resources, you'll have no problem tracing your roots and building a Family Tree. But with so many DNA Testing Kits to choose from, which one is the best for you? This is where the DNA Testing Guides comes to the rescue. They have done the research for you and offers comparables for all the most popular DNA Kits on the market. To create the ultimate DNA Testing Research Guide, they consulted with some of the top experts in the field. They helped with understanding the basics of DNA and how DNA testing works. They also looked closer at what these tests tell users, which were used to find and rank the best DNA Tests.