Tag Archives: Craner

Gathering Names

People do genealogy for a lot of different reasons. They enjoy collecting family stories. They want to discover where they come from. They love the feeling of being connected to history. I like filling in names. It’s a bit of … Continue reading

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West Virginia Vital Records

West Virginia? Yes, most of my ancestors did not stray far from Philadelphia or South Jersey, but a Craner escaped to West Virginia. This wonderful state has a project to place scanned images of vital records on line. And, guess … Continue reading

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George (Chester) Craner Birth (1879)

CRANER, George C.: Birth Certificate, 14 May 1879 Abstracted from photocopy included in Civil War Pension File for David M. Craner State of New Jersey Birth Return 1. Full name of Child (if any): Chester Crainer, Color: White 2. Date … Continue reading

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