My interest in family tree research goes back to my days as a little boy, when I was fascinated by the amount of information my older brother was able to compile for a college history class project on his family tree.  I began my research in earnest after the birth of my children and have made great strides in extending the family tree in all directions.

I first would like to thank all of those who have been my inspiration for this passion….

To my brother, John, whose 1980 college project first got me interested.

To my mother, Mary Bowes, and her countless hours of research while helping my brother gather his supporting information.

To my father, John “Jack” Bowes, who was continually amazed every time I uncovered a new wrinkle in the family tree.  I dedicate this website to you, Dad, and I know you are always looking down on me from above.

To my children, Ryan and Holly, so that you may learn about your heritage and pass that heritage on to your children and your children’s children.

A special thanks also goes out to all of you who have assisted me in my research in one way or another over the years. The list gets longer and longer.  You know who you are and I couldn’t have done it without you.


My direct surnames in my
family tree are:  ARCHER, BOWES, BROWN, CUNNINGHAM, EGAN, MILLER, REIM, REINECK and WALZ.  However, there are hundreds of other surnames that have been added to my family tree through shared research with numerous other individuals (cousins, in-laws, etc.).

See the links at the bottom of this page to view my family tree, currently hosted by Rootsweb WorldConnect, or to contact me through e-mail.



Vital Records (Births, Deaths, Baptisms, Marriages)

Census Records

Immigration Records


Military Records


Photo Gallery


Some Further Links of Interest:

Philadelphia Co. PA at ROOTSWEB


I hope all who visit this site find it interesting and informative. If anyone has any comments regarding the content of this website, please contact me. 

Thank you for visiting my site.

Vincent P. Bowes


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