welcome to our site.
This website is basically a personal family website with a strong concentration on our family's genealogy. Specifically the genealogy of the George Peter Baker family, and the Daniel Weigel Family, as they settled the Moon Township (known as present day Center Township), Beaver County area of Pennsylvania. Research into the two families continues as more of our distant cousins (like yourself) find our site and compare their information with that contained in these pages. We hope you find something worthwhile during your visit, and let us know through either an email or a comment in our contact page.
We'll also share some personal information about our direct family during it's expansion due to marriages and births. Family is such an interesting and fulfilling portion of our lives, it's difficult NOT to be proud of the members, and want to share it with you.
Because our genealogy research takes us back in time to the 1700's and the Revolutionary War here in America, and because our families were directly affected by the war, we've included some interesting reading in our History section of the site. We hope you'll take the time to read the stories and think about how it might have been for our past generations during those turbulent times. You'll also find some information on family members to whom we owe our Freedom, today. These are the cousins, uncles, fathers and daughters who served in the military during their lifetime to keep our country "The Land of the Free, Because of the Brave".
Thank your for taking your time to visit our site and we hope we've included something sufficiently interesting to keep you coming back. Be well, and God bless...
This section of our website specializes in the History of Colonial America, up to, during, and after the Revolutionary War, and the trials and tribulations of the George Baker family as they traveled West, and helped settle Western Pennsylvania, and beyond.More ››
We're very proud of our heritage and happy to share it with others having similar desires. We've done our best to collect accurate genealogical information and are happy to share it on this site. Let us know if you find out we're "distant" cousins.More ››
Our section on Our Immediate Family is just that. It's a closer look at our particular family and who we really are. Nothing really too personal, but a little more detail than other places.
Here we've put together a full page of general (and some specific) links to government, health, transportation, and other resources that you may find helpful.
We've added 4 separate Blogs with appropriate subject content. General, History, Geneology, and Help. You can participate, but first you must register, then login.
More than a bunch of pretty faces, our team (Your Team! that is..) has been working on the Baker/Weigel genealogy and our website since 1999. For our NEW website, we've gathered meaningful and pertinent information on both families and continue to add extended family members as marriages and births occur.
We do our best to provide solid, comprehensive information that you can use in your family trees and other possible websites. Historical articles are researched and gathered, mostly from the internet, but some stories are strictly from family members who simply were interesting and who also had extremely sharp and active minds.
This is a Family site so our interests and information will be drawn from our personal lives as well as family reunions and gatherings. As you discover that our family has some common threads with yours, please let us know. We search continually for "long lost cousins" and even those cousins who are certainly not LOST but we've simply never known about. The expansion of our family tree, because of yours, is always an exciting prospect.
So if you find interest in our history and continuing future, let us know about yourself and your family. Send us an email or contact us through our Contact Us page. We're always looking for a reason for a party, and finding a NEW cousin is reason enough!!!
Thank You for visiting with us and we hope your time spend is productive and enjoyable!
The military service page has expanded considerably since we started the website. So check out the new additions and also, let us know if your name (or a cousin you know) should be listed and we haven't gotten it accomplished yet. We really want this to be as complete as possible. Thanks. To view the page, go to our Family menu item and select the Military Service option.
This is our first attempt at a blogging addition to the site. This is but ONE of FOUR blogging content sections within the site. You can subscribe to any or all of the blogs by clicking on the Resource item in the navigation menu, then select Blogs, and finally, select the one you want.
Our NEW website has been too long in coming, but we think you'll like what we've accomplished. There are more history pages, and the family genealogy is more extensive, and we hope, more informational. Feel free to use our "Contact Us" page and leave us your suggestions and/or information. >>>
An excellent newspaper article in the Beaver County Times, of Beaver, Pennsylvania, has been transcribed into our site. The article was a summary of an interview with Edward M. Anderson and his experience during WWII with the "Burma Bridge Busters" of the CBI (China-Burma-India) campaign. Uncle Ed has an additional page in our Military Service section based on his service during WWII and we've added this NEW article to the collection. You might find the article, interesting, since it was an actual one-on-one interview with the reporter. Edward received an original copy of the newspaper article AND was presented with a DVD containing the video of the actual interview that took place in their home. You can find the article here. >>>
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