Pennsylvania Wanderings: The Goss Family History Sites, September 2008: Overview…

Pennsylvania Wanderings: The Goss Family History Sites was a trip I took back in September of 2008 to Pennsylvania.  I was attending the Federation of Genealogical Society Conference in Philadelphia and decided to take a drive around the state of Pennsylvania in search of Goss Family history and to visit the sites that my cousin Paul H. Goss wrote about in his quest for the history of his and the Goss family.

Pennsylvania Wanderings: The Goss Family History Sites was first a blog at Google Blogger and then I moved it to

This PA blog was one of my first blogs so it was a true challenge to do. I did this in 2008 and it is now old.

AT SOME POINT I WILL REMOVE PA Wanderings from the Internet until that time you can still view it at this link:

Front page of Pennsylvania Wanderings

When I finally do remove it from the Internet, I will post a PDF of the Table of Contents of the posts I have written and a PDF of the complete edited blog. 

Please be clear, this PA blog was my creation. Do not republish this anywhere on the internet without my permission:

Here is how you would source this material or something like it:

Title of specific blog post, date, Pennsylvania Wanderings: The Goss Family History Sites, Trip dates September 2008, by Bonnie Jean MacDonald, formerly on Blogger, moved to WordPress. 

Blogger would store the pictures from my blogger posts at Picasa but that has gone away now and they are in what is called Google Photos. I will make sure that my pictures are captured on this blog as I write the future posts, even the extra ones.

Links for archives, libraries and other things of interest will be updated and put onto this current blog, Solomon Goss in Fearing Twp., in the appropriate places under Links or categories on the right side of the blog.

Cemeteries visited on this trip:

  1.  Forty-Fort Cemetery
  2.  Mossville Cemetery
  3.  Old Goss Cemetery near Harveyville, formerly Trescott Cemetery had burials of the Goss Family.
  4.  Pine Grove Cemetery – Goss Family
  5.  Rosemount Cemetery for a cousin
  6.  Scott Cemetery – also known as Waterton, Goss Family burials

Paul H. Goss taught me that the trips were as important as the actual research. He didn’t consider his trips a source but he did meet family, researchers, archives, searched cemeteries and attended reunions.  This was all part of the process of learning about the genealogy of a family and it was a very important source of information. So I try to document my trips as best I can.