"  The  challange  of  Uninterrupted  Imagination
comes  by  simply  the  stirring  of  the  mind  -
So let your spirit wander on its uncertain journey
and  you'll  be  surprised  at  what  you  find  !  "
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         Follow Young 
   Alexander  McBride
thru  his Family Lineage.
MacBride Surname

of Arms,
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             Bon Pas

  Traditions, Etymology
and our Family Lineage
   Photo  Gallery

      Brown, Davidson,
           Forker, etc.
Edouad Bompasse

Traditions, History
   and  Pilgrim Stories
*  Our  Family Lineage * 


Who Was

           John G.Bradley


       Slippery Rock, Pa.
          Town Name Stories

Town Hauntings
Native History
Vintage Landmarks

Brief Histories of :



Butler County, Pa.

Venango Co., Pa.
You  are  number
Do  not  save  the  ticket.
You  are  not  going  to  win  ANYTHING !
                              The  Story  Teller

    We are the chosen. My feelings are, in each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live agian, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as it were by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us to tell our story. So, we do.
In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried ? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family you would be proud of us ? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me ? I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen.
The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships, their losses and building a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on understanding that they were doing it for us. That they might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones. -- Author Unknown
Dedication, Introduction  &  Introduction  Appendix
 Family  Trees


       Digg'n Up
   Family Roots


   Old  Family  Bible

        Alexander McBride
Mary Armstrong
McBride  Decendancy

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          Follow  our  Ancestor's
       Alex  and  Mary  McBride
of Ireland to their Decendancy
Clan  Armstrong

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Last  Names




                    of  your

" Follow your Dreams - No matter where they lead ;

Follow your Heart - You'll find what you need ! "
Samuel J. McBride


Civil War Information,
Family  Life  and
Grave Re-Dedicatiion
"  I  can't  stand  this  -  Where  is  my  Thinking  chair  and  coffee  ??  "
Bill W.  and  Dr. Bob  left  us  good  advice  -

                              "  One  Day  At  A  Time.  " 


More  things  are  wrought  by  Prayer  Than  this  world  Dreams  of.

The McBride  Family

       Family Histories
 with Obsevartions on the
         Family Histories


Documented  Reunions
           1873 - 1936

         R.B. McBride , ESQ.
Ancestry Gallery

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    Seneca Iroquoi
   Indians - NY , PA

          Our Native
  American Ancestors

        (Associated with
       " Rachel Brown " )


    Get out your
  Travel'n Mug !!

McBride - MacBride
       Family Crests

<strong>MacBride</strong> Coat of Arms, Family Crest

Worldwide Versions
 ( with links )
 To My Decendants
    (In Memory of Uncle Mickey)

Letter to my Ancestors

    You can quote
      me  on  this.
" This  website  is  currently  Under  Construction "

( why  would  anyone  think  otherwise )
         J.B. McBride
 Ancestry Gallery

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to see this photo collection

   with Bumpus

   John Davison
" McBride Family is Descended from Illustrious Stock "

            Mary G. McBride  Beisel - Historian 13 July 1911

                          ( Follow Mary to read this published article )
       Bumpus Cousins

     Following the Branches
    to where the Roots begin
McBride - Bumpus Genealogy