In 1974, I was tasked to study my family in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries and compare their movements or actions to the time period of U.S. History. This would be a "Senior Thesis" prior to my graduation from college. I knew little about my family and so set out (with the help of my brother and mother) to uncover a bit of Reider/Heath family history. In the 40+ years since that time, I have endeavored to learn more about my ancestors and have added the ancestors of my wife (Underwood/Denaple) as well. In that regard, I am carrying on the work of my wife's mother and her late Aunt Bert who have been researching their lines. I also want to thank Herr Martin Dilger (a 4th cousin) for all of his help in German research and translating German church records. For more information go to : www.reiderfamily.com.
Database now has 11,000+ individuals.
Thanks to Martin Dilger for a massive update on the Reider/Reiter/Reuter family. His efforts have made my research into my fathers ancestors possible. Kudos to my German Cousin !