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John Thomas Sistare Book
Posted by: Pat Sistare Date: January 07, 2002 at 21:56:58
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We are virtually throught with our collection of data for descendants of John Thomas Sistare - perhaps a few more odds and ends. We have identified all 8 of the surviving children (originally 16) and traced them through census records. Luckily Bruce Gardner, who did most of the collecting, found the newspaper in Lancaster was a gold mine for obituaries!

I must warn you that we found some information that is not so pretty on some of these individuals - some widows, after the Civil war had children without benefit of marriage; some gentlemen had children by women, while they were yet married to another; some children turned out not to be children but perhaps young siblings; some confederate soldiers mistaken for others; one son of John Thomas survived the Civil War, and more. I am not altogether sure that this information should be put on the web - some descendants might not appreciate their heritage being brought to question.

So, the question, how to present this material arises. It covers 5090 individuals and is (so far) 534 pages in length.
It is written in Personal Ancestry File. Do I just print a master and place it in Lancaster Library? What would be the most feasible way to present it?


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