4 responses to Amish Online Encyclopedia-History
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    Shelley Berlin
    Comment on Amish Online Encyclopedia-History (January 12th, 2014 at 01:47)

    As a young girl my great grandparents were od Omish decent, I was wondering if there was any way of confirming this through records? I am very curious. My great grandfather was from Minnesota and great grandmother was from south Dakota, they came to Canada and settled in Claresholm. I was hoping to find out any information possible.

    Thank you
    Shelley Berlin

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      Marcus Yoder
      Comment on Amish Online Encyclopedia-History (January 12th, 2014 at 08:13)

      Are you talking about OO Amish? Would need names and birthdates.
      Marcus Yoder

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    Donna Kinne
    Comment on origins (November 18th, 2014 at 16:33)


    My family name is Hefelfinger. How do I find out if they might have been Amish or Mennonite?. My brother traveled to Switzerland to the town of Hefelfingen, where the name originated. I do know they were German.I can get back only so far online, and I am trying to research back to Hefelfingen, Basel,Switzerland.

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    Lynda Peach
    Comment on Is it possible to research Anabaptist records of the 1700s in PA & VA? (April 23rd, 2016 at 19:51)

    Is it possible to research Anabaptist records of the 1700s in PA & VA?

    Believe my 1760s great-great-great-grandfather may have been from an Anabaptist family. I have been doing genealogy since 1998 and found his name, Abraham Coffman, that year but have YET to find his parents or even a sibling. I know more of who “my” Abraham Coffman isn’t than who he is. [See http://hexlyn.com/cp/whichabraham/ ]

    I believe that perhaps his father either broke away from the church or was shunned. I have multiple research posts/pages on my site. And I do have a copy of his will which gave the name of his wife & his children.

    He was born in VA according to a census record but where in VA I do not know. I have researched Martin Coffman but I have not found any “sourced” data that shows any link to my Coffmans. He & his family migrated from VA to KY in 1803-1804.

    How would I go about finding records or obtaining help on searching for Abraham Coffman?

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