Welcome to the DLW Database. The DLW genealogy database contains over 224,000 names (last updated Jan. 23, 2002) of individuals, mostly descended from 18th century Mennonites, River Brethren (Brethren in Christ) and German Baptist Brethren who settled in Lancaster, Lebanon and Franklin Counties, Pennsylvania, in Ontario, Canada and in Washington Co. Maryland and Botetourt Co. Virginia. In the 1800s a number of the families moved to Darke Co. and Montgomery Co. Ohio and to Iowa, Indiana and Kansas. In the early 1900s there was continued migration to Upland, Calif. and Modesto, Calif.
To preserve a degree of privacy, names and birthdates of individuals born on or after 1910 are not shown. Full names and birthdates where known are given on the DLWDB CD.
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