What I Did On My Summer Vacation – 2016 Version

After a lengthy hiatus I’m returning to posting—a hiatus for which I have an excuse. Don’t you remember having to write an essay on this subject upon your first day of school after a summer vacation. Fortunately for you, the … Continue reading

Jennie W. Hoffmann’s Ward Family Typescript or Mervilles In Print

I’ve collected hundreds of newspaper articles over the years, mostly from Tom Tyrniski’s excellent website, … Continue reading

Hooray! It’s done.

Hooray! Construction work on the Mervilles@HerkimerCounty & beyond website is completed. It may not be obvious what was accomplished. If you use a smartphone, tablet or other mobile device, I hope you will see the results. “Responsive” is the technical … Continue reading

A Prologue – “In the beginning . . . “

Genesis, Chapter 1, Verse 1 – “In the beginning…” I’ve taken this phrase from the family bible that belonged to Adam3 (Henry2, John1) Brink Merville (1843-1895), the grandson of John H. Merville. Unfortunately, after years of neglect the family bible … Continue reading