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The Family Tree section of this site currently has eleven family trees with more than 6,000 records for individuals (many connected to more than one tree), over 2,000 family records, and more than 850 unique surnames. These records provide information that includes vital statistics, such as dates and locations of births, baptisms, marriages, deaths, and burials; life events, and more. The family tree information can be displayed in a variety of formats including individual records, family group sheets, standard trees, vertical trees, and Ahnentafel lists. There is also a worksheet available for each individual record, which automatically populates with the information from the record. You can add information to the worksheet and submit it to provide additional information about that specific individual or download the worksheet as a PDF for your personal use. This section also displays documents, photos, stories, links, maps, and timelines that help to put the lives of individuals and families in context. The search features are dynamic and user friendly, allowing you to move between pages and access information quickly and easily.


Registration is not required to access any information on this website.  However, there are a few benefits to registering. 

  • When you register you can provide information about the family trees that you’re connected to and interested in.    Everyone, whether registered or not, has Guest access to all the trees. Click here to view the available levels of access listed in the FAQs if you think you might be interested in a different level.
  • If you bookmark pages, you will have access to those bookmarks across devices and browsers if you’re logged in.

You can register by selecting Register under Register/Login located on the bottom left of the page. When you click on Register it will bring up the Registration page. Enter your Username and Email, For security two CAPTCHA challenges are required. The first one is a simple math equation. The second one, known as reCAPTCHA requires that you check a box stating that you are not a bot. If reCAPTCHA identifies something that may indicate you are a bot, it will ask you to identify either numbers that you will recognize as being from Google Maps Street View,  or two sets of letters that need to be entered as shown.  This is to ensure that humans are making the submissions and not automated bots. After you have completed the reCAPTCHA, enter your real name.  You also have an option to select the Family Tree that you are most interested in from the drop down menu.  When you’re done, you’ll be taken to a Login page and you’ll receive an email with your password.

If you would like to be assigned special access to a specific tree, please use the Contact form under About on the upper right. Any special access requested to family trees is manually approved and a second email will be sent once that access has been reviewed.


Copyright can be a very confusing.  Many people believe that anything found on the internet is free to use as they choose.  This is absolutely not true!! The information on found on this website is covered by Creative Commons. You can find more information in the sidebar on the right.  Articles on Copyright and Fair Use in general can be found under the Copyright and Fair Use category.  I have provided appropriate credit and received written permission to use any photos found on this website that are not my own or are not in the public domain. Please do not copy those photos from this website.  Instead, directly contact the person that owns the copyright and get permission to use those photos. 

This website is created under a Creative Commons license, shown below and on the upper right. Click on the link to view the details of the license.

Creative Commons License This work by Lehigh Valley Genealogy and History is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

You are welcome to use my photos as long as you follow the terms of the Creative Commons license.  Also, if a photo is watermarked, do not change or remove the watermark.  Credit has been provided where information, including photos, is in the public domain or has been provided by someone else.  If you have any questions about any of this, please feel free to contact me.

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