Ancestor Family Surnames
Standard Title Lowercase Names Indicates Little to No Information Known at This Time!
ALBAUGH ANGEL - ENGEL Austin Birch - Burch Bräetscher BRECHT
Breininger Burkholder Carter Carver-Garber CARY-CAREY Cheldon
FOREMAN Flockerth Fuhrman Groff Hamilton HECKMAN
LANDIS Longenfeldt Matte Mountz Meyer Naas
Schneer Schollenberger SCHNEIDER-SNYDER Springer Shook SWANK
Weidman Winder Wooley ZEIGLER Zimmerman ZUMBRUN

My Follis Family web site is organized as my online reference highlighting known families using online resources as I find them and then finding time learning how to build this web site!

Broken links to other web pages are a never ending maintenance problem often with an average lifespan of only 90+ days. Fortunately many web pages are archived on the Wayback Machine so using the add-on browser extensions for Chrome or FireFox will automatically re-direct those web browsers to the archived web pages. I am many years behind on updating this web site, so Email me if you find problem links.

A 9th generation FOLLIS descendant living in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, my FOLLIS ancestors have been in the United States of America since before 1731 first found in New Jersey. My earliest ancestors arrived in 1630's New England and my last family the Schneider's in 1880. Living among Quakers and Scots-Irish our Follis' assumed heritage, it is partially supported by my 2009 yDNA tests matching a Follis currently living in Dublin, Ireland whose family tradition is also Scots-Irish. Descendant's of George Fallis of Stafford County, Virginia, a son of my 1731 Thomas Follis and brother to my Jacob Fallis, were Quaker's in Colonial Virginia and remained Quaker's well into the 1960's living in Washington state.

Site Search needs to replaced on all of my pages. It works on this Home page and only a few other updated pages so far.

I became curious about my FOLLIS family history in 1993 a few years after my father died. The Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the largest public Genealogy Center in the United States with a new web site. Librarian John Beatty narrates a YouTube video on their massive collection which covers half the second floor of the 2007 remodeled library. I photocopy anything and everything I find on my families, then digitize most of it. I have visited most courthouses, libraries and hundreds of cemeteries in the counties where my ancestors and their siblings lived here in Indiana and Ohio. I am always looking for additions and corrections to my information, although only a small portion appears on this web site.

Ancestry has a page Most Popular Surnames by State that says Smith, Miller, and Johnson are most common in Indiana and Ohio. There are a couple of Miller families married into my Indiana and Ohio families.

Inspiration: The Dash Movie Genealogy Poems: We Are The Chosen Discoveries of Last 100 Years by Other Researchers
To Bathe or Not to Bathe: Coming Clean in Colonial America - Colonial Williamsburg magazine The Debunk House - debunk historic food myths and more! Common Myths From History Exploded
Pocono Manor Ice Harvest in 1919 how the old timers made ice!

Genealogy research is never complete, more documents are coming online all the time so what wasn't found today, might appear another day. If you find research that adds to, or contradicts mine, please leave a Comment in my Guest book, join my Follis Families on Facebook page, or send me an Email.

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