Descendants of William Sweeny of Chester, PA

Chester, PA, near Philadelphia, is no longer the best area to live, but used to be a thriving city where many of my ancestors originated from.

Descendants of Anthony Chamness

Chamness Family of Williamson County, Illinois

The Death of Sergeant James Alfred Taylor

Cape Charles, Virginia police sergeant dies from a gunshot would trying to capture a killer.

John Sweeny of Lewes, Sussex, Delaware

John Sweeny could be the father of William Sweeny of Chester, PA. John's will leaves William out, but does that mean he is not his father?

Free Pedigree Chart - 5 Generation

Free 5 Generation Pedigree Chart...

Now Connected to Linkedin

Today I discovered linkedin.com and found it to be a very good networking tool that can be beneficial to sweenyfiles.com. The goal here is to connect family members, so if I find one long lost cousin that I can share information with, it is worth it.

Click here to go to the linkedin group page!

Genealogy and ebay


For quite awhile now I have had several saved searches on ebay related to my family name and locations they lived. I have still to find actual photos of family members, but I finally ran across something worth bidding on. I found and early 1900s photograph of St. James Episcopal church in Kingsessing, Philadelphia, PA. This is an actual photo post card that they used in this time period. William Sweeny and Catharine Roe were married at this location in the year 1840. Almost daily I see very old documents (deeds, wills, ect.) related to someones family. I will continue to monitor ebay hoping to find treasures related to my genealogy. Auctioneers have been using ebay as a resource to auction off goods that should stay in your family.

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