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The greatest thing about having spent all of the time I have on family history is that I have met wonderful relatives I had never known before and that I have gotten photographs of relatives, including great grandparents and others that I have never seen before. I have taken my father into Pennsylvania to visit a Baptist church founded by his fourth great grandfather, the Rev. Samuel Sturdevant, in 1791, and we've visited many of the old family homes and other burial sites and we have gone to New Jersey to meet relatives too!
During the late 1970's, my father's sister-in-law, Linda Myers, began to research my father's family. She did a GREAT DEAL of work and I am much indebted to her. She sent me numerous letters with charts and related family trees. She recently found and sent me a copy of interview notes she made when talking to Grandma Myers years ago.
I have spent lots of time working on my Myers ancestors recently - lots of conflicting info. "New" relatives like, Hope Ziegler, Mary Hunsinger Bird, and Laura Wallenbeck, Louise Beaty Sweeney and Darlyne Beatty McCole, and Tina Saba have helped me a lot.
In 1975 I sat with my Grandmother Kolanda after my Grandfather's death and wrote down lots of info which she provided on her family. As is usually the case, I wish I had taken more notes or used a recorder to make a copy of those conversations. In 1977, my Great Aunt Cecilia - Grandpa Kolanda's sister - sent me a letter with much information about her family; she was about 78 years old at that time and remembered lots about their family. They came from Poland and Czeckoslovakia (Bohemia as Grandpa always said) in the 1880's and 1890's. I just recently learned that she had passed away in the fall of 1998 one month after her 100th birthday. During the first week in July, 2000 we took a trip to Towanda, Pa. to see my mom's Aunt Eva at the Bradford County Nursing Home two weeks before her 100th birthday. My Mom had not seen her since my grandmother's death in 1983 and was very anxious. They had a nice visit. Aunt Eva passed away early in 2003.
Since that time, I visited with one of my Grandfather Kolanda's cousins, Stuart MacKowiak. He is still living near where my grandmother and grandfather lived as children. He sent me a copy of the only photograph of my great grandmother and grandfather, Frances Mackowiak Kolanda, and Anthony Kolanda, taken about 1900 when Cecilia was an infant. My Mom's cousin, Leona Winder, has also given me lots of information.
My mom's ancestors are the Kolanda, Cleveland, Watkins, Rumsey, Mackowiak, etc families. I am only allowed one book on this site so I have listed the genealogy register reports of the key familes with lots of photos etc. of Mom's side. Eventually I will do a second site and link the two of them.
I am NOT assuming that I have total accuracy on what I have completed so far. If anyone has anything to change or add - that they know to be true PLEASE contact me. I love to share information.
I would like to apologize for the order of the photos and documents which are attached, they attach in totally random order instead of the order I load them in. I have not figured out why so have fun searching through them and looking at them.

My Myers Family History book was finally published and printed during the summer of 2005 - Almost 800 pages in hardcover. If anyone is interested in a copy I have a few left. Send me an e-mail for information on purchasing it.
The Myers Family History including some related lines!
Updated April 12, 2009

Timothy F. Myers
tmyers3@nycap.rr.com

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