Casefile Clues

21 March 2012

Was Your Ancestor Hiring?


This image comes from the newspaper database at GenealogyBank and appeared on page 12 of the Philadelphia Inquirer on 6 May 1899.

Newspaper advertisements are a sometimes overlooked source of genealogical information--Rampley owned a carriage factory. We've mentioned W. A. Rampley here before--he's a descendant of James Rampley who settled in 1764 in what later became Baltimore County, Maryland.