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The Padell Genealogy Pages
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                                                                         Welcome to the Padell Genealogical Pages.

This site is dedicated to the research of the Padell and Carrigan Family roots. The two families are tied by marriage giving an interesting ancestral background, Pennsylvania Dutch ( Swiss and German) Lithuania, Irish, French Canadian.

 The Pennsylvania Dutch branch has been in America since the very early 1700's, as a result they were originally British subjects, before participating whole heartedly in the American Revolution.The French Canadian branch came to Canada in the early 1700's and then to the United States around 1860.

 I have attempted to create a site that is easy to navigate and has our ancestors information, pictures and documents presented in a logical manner. We have pictures of several of our ancestors back to a portrait of Mary Jane Schleicher nee Gerber taken in 1868 at age 18. For most of our ancestors the closest we could come is a picture of their headstone. I have created a Cemetery page with pictures of as many headstones as I have been able to find and photograph.

We had 21 ancestors who served in the American Revolution, several on both sides of the Schleicher/Wehr line. There is also a page devoted to Conrad Bloss raising the question that many researchers have asked "did he really serve and was he killed at the Battle of Long Island".

 I hope this website will flesh out the data that is contained in

The Padell Carrigan Family Tree

for other trees see the Genealogy page

To see the original website visit Padell.org (now known as Padelldata.com) thank you

That site gives the family tree as well as all my sources from the research I have done to date. I have attempted to include useful and helpful links on each page of the site.

Contact me at webmaster (at) padell (dot) org

About Our Site

I set up this website as a convenient way to point people to my genealogical database on Genealogy.com.

At the same time I decided to make it a site with pictures and information about all branches of the family and ancestors.

Since a family tree is often made up of dry information and charts, and I know mine certainly is, I decided that by putting as many pictures as I can on this site, I could flesh out the family tree. I have tried to create pages on the website based on pictures I have. There is a page Old Photo Albums where I post family photo albums that I have been given or lent and have scanned into the computer digitizing them. This not only allows us to share the pictures but also preserves and protects them. For the most part the pictures on the site are of a resolution suitable for the web. I usually have a better quality scan on my PC so if you are interested in getting a copy of the picture file, or a print out of the picture contact me at webmaster (@) padell.org.

 The Cemeteries page contains all the pictures I have taken, or I have received, of the headstones of our ancestors as well as the cemeteries they are buried in. I have given myself a project of attempting to get a picture of every existing ancestor's headstone. Many of the older headstones no longer exist, and more are lost every year. A photograph is a great record of the headstones as they exist today. Most of our ancestors are interred in two cemeteries, Ben Salem and Heldelberg. There are several private cemeteries of which I have only found a couple so far.

The Activities page is where I am putting any pictures of things like fishing, sports, gardening, occupations etc.

The Family events page is where I am putting pictures of various holidays, events such as weddings reunions etc.

 If you have any photographs or digitized documents that you would like to share on the website send them to me at webmaster (at) padell.org. If you have pictures or documents that are not digital (already scanned it) you can send them to me at Webmaster, 6 Sandra Rd, East Walpole, MA, 02032.

If you have family bibles or other things that you don't want to send or let out of your site and you live somewhere in the Northeast, I can plan a trip (have PC will travel) and come visit you with my PC and Scanner, and we can digitize the documents and pictures.


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