These ancestral web cards were generated by Reunion Family Tree program for Macintosh. Information contained on the cards are a product of my input. Since inheriting my mother’s genealogy research in 1993, I have taken on the monumental task of organizing her decades of researching the Shinabarger family. In fact, if you have a surname that is Shinabarger or one of its varieties of spellings, there is a excellent chance that your mother, grandmother, aunt or uncle once received a letter from my mother. Perhaps all of the above. I became so interested in my ancestry that I expanded research to include the paternal Bunyard side of my family.
The result is the accumulation of over 23,000 names and 11,500 families in my Reunion database. I have written The Shinabarger Family History Book compiled from the original research and my efforts over the last 20 years. This book is no longer published but is available here. Also available the compilation of the 5 years of the 1968-1972 newsletter “The Dozen S’s” about the Shinabarger and other related spellings. I had a huge advantage by not having to start my research from scratch.
More recent efforts are posted under the tabs of Family Chronicles and DNA Research. I have posted a series of chapters on six generations of My Bunyard Family History. Six chapters are also posted about the Shinabarger Family History beginning with “The Elusive Patriarch” and working through the following five generations of my family. At least the first 2-3 chapters are relevant to any Ss family members. All these are available for download.
Summarizing DNA results, I have include a chapter about current DNA information and projections. This is an ongoing process as more people test DNA and are matched up with their cousins.
Firstly, I love history and placing my ancestor into a context that is more than names and dates is a fascinating endeavor. Secondly, it is my way to compile this information into one place. Thirdly, I hope that more eyes on the information might eventually lead to the unknown 17th century patriarchs of both the Bunyard and Shinabarger families.
The world of Internet, Ancestry.com and DNA is a game changer. Having programs like Reunion in which to collect and publish data is exciting. Being able to carry that program with you, along with camera, scanner, photos and documents all on an iPad or smartphone is amazing. The wealth of information available grows each day. These resources provide a means to make this information available to others so the research may continue. Because of modern technology, researchers are not alone and some pair of eyes out there will find the connections we all seek.
USING REUNION WEB CARDS
- Click on BUNYARD REUNION CARDS to reach the Index for either the Bunyard or Shinabarger cards.
- Click on the central person’s name to generate a Person Sheet for that person. Sources are noted on the Person Sheet and you will be able to click on the numbered Reference to see the source.
- Click through each card to follow generations backward or forward.
- For multiple spouses, click on a number below the person’s card.
- Click on the Green Tree to generate a five generation family tree.
- Use the SURNAMES or INDEX to look for a particular surname.
- Click on CONTENTS to return to the Home Page. HOME CARD always goes to my parents William and Vera Shinabarger Bunyard.
- For allied spellings of the S’s variations, check SURNAMES or INDEX.
Note entries in red or blue or bold. These represent questions, doubts, and suppositions on my part, a way to remind myself of further research needed, links to confirm or clues to possible links.
All efforts are made to include accurate and documented information. However, there is no doubt typos and errors were made. With my mother’s papers, correspondence and notes, it was impossible to find all the sources.
USING THE SEARCH ENGINE AT THE TOP OF EACH CARD WILL WORK BEST FOR LOCATING YOUR PERSON OF INTEREST.
ADDITIONAL FAMILY HOME CARDS:
I would like to acknowledge the people most often sited as my mother’s fellow researchers. Their correspondence is fascinating as they root out family ancestors and speculate upon possible connections of the various surnames:
Mrs. Harry (Mary Keel) Lundstrom of Indiana, great-granddaughter of Jacob Shinabarger and Hannah Heller.
Mrs. Wilson C. (Marjorie) Carb, Jr., gr-gr-gr-granddaughter of Michael Shanabarger and Mary Long.
Mrs. Arch (Wilfarene Lane) Henderson of Texas, great-granddaughter of Wm Shinaberry and Sisson Fisher.
Mrs. Leland (Dorothy “Dot” Wiedenback) Shinaberry, gr-gr grandson of John Shinaberry and Ruth Yocum.
Lily Shinabarger Jackson, great-granddaughter of Jacob Shinabarger and Hannah Heller.
Mrs. Derrell (Florence “Flo” Paugh) Dyke of Marysville, VA, great-grandaughter of Elizabeth Shinaberry and Michael Davis.
I invite you to contact me with any documented corrections, additional information or theories.