New URL, Same Great Content!

The Lowry-Witt Genealogy Blog has a new home! I’ve spent a lot of time and effort to share and document family history over the last few years. As such, you can now find us at (The blogspot URL will continue to work.) I wanted to have a custom web address that I could build from as I expand my genealogy research and knowledge. If I ever start researching professionally for clients, which is a (very) long term goal, I want to ensure a proper web presence. Buying the domain name before someone else seemed like an prudent step.
I will, however, continue to write about all of the names in my family history, on both the paternal and maternal sides. Now it’s just located at a web address that is hopefully easier to remember!

Summer Break

This blog is on a bit of a summer break. I’m back from a two week vacation but now the Pirates are in town against the Nationals and I’m attending a few of the games. I won’t be doing much with genealogy this week, although my vacation actually allowed me the opportunity to scan and take a number of photos. I will get some of those posted starting next week! Go Bucs!


My family’s history is filled with names. Daddy Groke. Babs. Michael Lowry. Caroline Wolford. Martin Witt. Some of these names belong to people who are a part of my life. Some belong to people from my family’s past who are little more than strangers. My goal is to take some of those lost names and restore their story so others in my family can learn where we come from.

This blog is to help capture some of my family history on both my paternal and maternal sides. It will serve as a notebook for my research; it’s a place to share information and stories. If you have something to share, please feel free to leave a comment.

My family tree. Click to enlarge.

Going back about seven generations, here are some of my family names. If you have a particular interest in a name, feel free to contact me (link).

Paternal Maternal
Lowry Witt
Groucutt Wolford
Pepperney Bixler
Rogan Porubsky
Bahle Governor
Lottman Perkins
Foy Rogers
Travers Schulmeister
Conley Wunderle
Bretchel Kreher
Buhl Haus
Griffiths Krantz
Coyne Lehn
Callahan Maines
Burke Chapman