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The Edelman(n) Genealogy Project is loosely comprised of a dedicated group of private genealogy researchers whose research is directed primarily to researching the Edelman(n) Surname (and it's derivative spellings), but not exclusively so. The Edelman(n) Genealogy Project displays data about selected branches of the Family Tree (Reports). 
    A Surname list can be found by accessing the Surname page. Every attempt has been made to assure the reports contain only non-living individuals. Should you find an erroneous listing or a listing which includes a living person or persons, please notify us so we can make an appropriate update to the files.
Currently, we are concentrating on research of the Edelman(n) and Jackson lineages.
    In particular, one of the research blocks in the Edelman(n) tree we kept running into was in finding the exact details on Jacob C. Edelmann's entry into the USA. It was supposed to be in 1847. There are history books and other records that appear to confirm this. However, for some time we were unable to find specific records (such as naturalization or immigration papers) to substantiate details about his arrival in the United States. In addition, we couldn't find detailed information on who he arrived with.
We had some information about Jacob's family back to 1700's Germany. Since that time our cousin Larry Price has discovered German documents concerning Jacob's birth, parents, grand parent's, marriages, births and deaths.
Jacob (the immigrant) changed his name from Edelmann to Edelman (dropped the second 'n'). He also changed his first and middle names from Johann Jacob to Jacob Conrad (Edelman) when he got to the USA. His mother's maiden name was Conrad. Nobody living knows for sure when or any stories as to why he made the change.
In addition, we have decided to expand the data file to see how other families relate to the Edelman(n) line regardless of the reason for the connection. This does not, however, change our primary goal of researching the Edelman(n) primary line thereby researching the Edelman(n) tree farther back in time.
On The Edelman(n) Genealogy Project site you can find photos of Jacob and the family (circa 1917-18). There are two obituaries about him, an excerpt from his will as well as an excerpt from a West Virginia history book that lists legislators of his time (Prominent Men of West Virginia). We have included anecdotal information and the online tree is cut off at the generation before the first currently living Edelman(n) is listed.
There are genealogy reports on Bulmer, Christy, Jackson, Shaver, Snodgrass, and on occasion, others. These are Family Lines connected to us. Each had/has specific influence (by blood, marriage or adoption) on the Edelman(n) line in the USA. They are listed specifically for that reason. Their histories are intertwined with ours so closely that our family today does not think of them as anything but 'Edelman(n) Relatives'.
We hope this site will be of some use to you. There are several cousins and other researchers who have and still do work with us. They have contributed various pieces of data to the file and in some cases have completed large sections..

Edelman(n) Genealogy Project
Updated October 22, 2005

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