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in front of childhood home in Duquesne PA
circa 1958)

Introduction

The Wilkinson-Topley family has its roots in Great Britain, Ireland and probably Germany, but once our ancestors reached America they made Allegheny County, Pennsylvania their home. John Wilkinson was born in England and came to live and work in Mifflin Township before 1860. He was a coal miner, as was Richard Topley of Ireland who worked in the Greensburg mines and lived in McKeesport. Our family helped mine the coal and pour the steel that made Allegheny County the heart of industrial America. We had our share of farmers and schoolteachers, too. I've tried to capture both a factual record of their lives and a sense of what it was like to live and work in the places our ancestors called home.

What's New

    As of January 4, 2002:

I took some time off from genealogy research in 2001 - it's been nearly a year since my last update. I'm back at it now and have a few odds 'n' ends to report from my sporadic research during last year.

 

Family Tree - Start Here to View the Wilkinson-Topley Family Genealogy*

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Ireland Journal - check out our trip to Ireland in October 2000

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Copyright © 2000 by Nancy Wilkinson. All rights reserved.
Feel free to link to this site, but please contact me for permission to duplicate my work. Thanks!

*I have removed all personal information except names from pages with living relatives unless permission has been given to include further data. If you find yourself in this family tree and want to have more complete data displayed, please contact me. I'll be happy to include your birth date, place of birth, email address, shoe size, link to your web page, life history, grade school nickname, prom date, arrest record and cholesterol level. If you want to disavow all knowledge of this family and risk being disinherited by the ever-elusive obscenely rich branch of the family, I'll reluctantly remove your name if you let me know.

**Continuing this month (January 2002) I've included all information that I have in my database so that family members can check to see whether I have the correct information on them.

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