Almost a year since the last post, but there are still things to share. I have not heard anything more about the Hertz Lot site. However, I was recently contacted by two individuals interested in our tree. One is Catherine Hollan. She is researching Joseph West, the silversmith. Her book regarding Philadelphia silversmiths, Philadelphia Silversmiths and Related Artisans to 1861 (published 2013) included Joseph West. The other individual interested in the West tree was Allee Berger, Architectural Historian for Richard Grubb & Associates. She is working on an extensive history on the Thomas West House in Westville, New Jersey and collecting as much information as possible on the West family. I have offered them invitations to the James West Tree at Ancestry.com in return for their credit and input. We will see how they respond.
Wishing all my cousins a happy Thanksgiving.