Valerie, I see that it has been years since you posted this message, but in case you are still watching this board, I thought I'd attempt a reply. Your Bert Skiff has turned up in my research as well, and I wondered if you had any further information on him. I am looking for a way to prove that Bert's father, Ira Skiff, was a brother to my 4th great grandfather, William Skiff. I'm also hoping to find out who William Skiff's parents were. In 1850, Ira Skiff lived with James Skiff, who I assume was Ira's older brother, in Rockdale, Crawford Co, PA. They lived next door to my William Skiff which is why I assume they were all brothers. Skiff wasn't that common of a name at that time. If you have any info about this family that you could share with me, or if you know someone who might have the info I'm looking for, I'd be intereseted in hearing it. You can email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like. Thank you.