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From: James Shuman <>
Subject: Re: Old German Baptist Brethren Directory
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 1999 18:47:08 -0700
Viola Seward writes:
>Hi James, would you be willing to do a lookup for me? My Mack family is so
>elusuve i cannot find any thing on my gggrandfather William Mack born 18
>Nov 1817 in Pa.
and Pat Curtis writes:
>As you can see I am also having trouble finding my husband's great,great
>grandfather Jacob or might be George MAUK b Ca 1817 OH> m 17-Jul-1836
>Tuscarawas Co.,OH by:Richard Cunning JP to Anna or could be
>Would appreciate any help as I am at a stone wall......unable to go back on
>either side-MAUK/MAUCK/MOCK side as well as the RHODES. Any information
>would be greatly appreciated.
Much as I would like to help you folks, you are overlooking one important
These directories are a rather recent development. The first ones appearing
in the late 1950s and early 1960s. And although they DO include the wife's
maiden name, they don't give ANYONE'S ancestry. Thus, they are useful in
keeping track of lines already established, but they're of no help in
searching for ancestors from the early 1800s.
Furthermore, they're not indexed, so each search is a manual one.
There are no surname listings for MACK, MAUCK, MAUK, MOCK in the current
James Shuman, Telecommunications Coordinator
The California Arts Project