It is with profound sadness that we announce the untimely passing of Donna (Younkin) Logan, a great friend and cousin of all who share Younkin genes. For more than 15 years, from the early 1990s to her death on Jan. 4, 2006, Donna was a pioneering organizer of the National Younkin Reunion and publisher of the Younkin Family News Bulletin. She freely shared her vast resource of research information, always with cheer and enthusiasm. Her latest discoveries were of Younkin-Junghen cousins and connections in Germany, and also the launch of a Younkin DNA project utilizing technology to determine precise bloodlines. Her passing has been a powerful shock, and she will be missed by many. Rest well, friend, and thank you.
This website, built with much love, will be maintained in her memory.
Click here for photos from recent Younkin Family Reunions at Somerset, PA.
CLICK HERE! for information on the
19th Annual Younkin/Junghen/I.M.A.Y. Family Reunion, July 23-25, 2010, at the Kingwood Odd Fellows Picnic
Grove in Kingwood, PA.
The information brochure includes registration form.
Click here for the 2010 Junghen Family News Bulletin. (Warning! This is a 15 MB pdf file.)
A Prayer for Genealogists
Lord, help me dig into the past
And sift the sands of time,
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.
Lord, help me trace the ancient roads
On which my fathers trod,
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.
Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt;
Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
my soul when I can't find
The missing link between some name
that ends the same as mine.
N. Curtis Woods
web site has been brought to you by the late Donna Younkin Logan
and was her ever so humble effort to assist others in tracing their family roots
For information regarding this website, contact Donna's sister, Jean Younkin.