About this site

The development of this site required the use of a variety of materials, published and unpublished, to tell my family history.

Sources and Acknowledgements


  • Ancestry.com
  • Albums and newspaper clippings from my uncle, Crosby Houston
  • Loose photos and albums from my mother, Janet Houston Clinton

Family tree (4′ 7″ long) by my uncle, Crosby Houston

“The Green Book”, completed by my mother and father

Photocopies of my grandmother Lois Stein Houston’s 1987 journal, Book One


Emma Houston Martin letter

Houston family album


  • Muncy Historical Society research request
  • Germantown Historical Society research request

Shoemaker photo albums

Black notebook containing Shoemake genealogy, possibly written by Mary Lightfoot of Williamsport


  • Information and photos from relatives as far flung as Colorado Springs and Vienna

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