Mark Andrew Davis


Greetings. I'm Mark Davis, Genealogist. This site is divided into two parts. The first part is dedicated the the general surname research of DISMORE.   The second part deal strictly with my own ancestors.

I have been actively researching my ancestry since 1978. I began by trying to complete a task set forth by my grandfather: to find all the descendants of Ebenezer Woodward (1751-1836). This task is nearly done, some 20 years later.    However, I quickly became distracted by all the other lines and soon I settled on the Dismore family as my line of specialty.

I'm based in South Bend, Indiana, which is conveniently located between Chicago (Newberry Library, Great Lake's Branch NARA) and Fort Wayne (Allen County Public Library). I'm proud to be an active member of the South Bend Area Genealogical Society where I serve on the Board of Directors, editor of The Quarterly and I serve as webmaster.

Memberships & Affiliations:


  • Blair Family Bible Records.   Mishawaka, Indiana: Blair Society for Genealogical Research, 1994.

  • Blair Family Bible Records Volume 2. Brownsburg, Indiana: Blair Society for Genealogical Research, 2000.


  • Page editor of: Saint Joseph County, Indiana Cemetery Inscriptions Volume 5. South Bend, Indiana: South Bend Area Genealogical Society, 1999.

  • South Bend Area Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volume 22, Number 1 (January 1977) to current.

  • I'm cofounder of the Woodward WeSearch newsletter, edited by my good friend Linda Woodward Geiger, GCRS, CGL. 

And finally, I'm a former teacher of  Adult Advanced Genealogy at Indiana University.


Boyd Family Genealogy




My Ancestors


Photo Gallery


Travel Log


Feel free to drop me an e-mail or write me:

Mark A. Davis

53275 Placid Dr

South Bend, IN  46637



This site strives to meet the Guidelines For Publishing Web Pages On The Internet as set forth by the National Genealogical Society.


Thank you to Bev Petersen for the photograph on this page.







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Winner of the VERY


Bobbi Curlett

Ruby Slipper Award




Mark Andrew Davis - Genealogist


This site is maintained by:

Mark Davis

53275 Placid Drive

South Bend, IN  46637




Last Revised: April 27, 2001


Copyright 2001 by Mark A. Davis - All rights reserved. Permission is granted to copy any  material, in part or whole, for personal use only AND only as the material in question does not contain a prohibition against reproduction in it's endnotes. Reproduction must include a reference to Mark A. Davis as the source.  Permission to copy or reproduce for any other reason must be granted by Mark A. Davis. Some materials featured on this website is courtesy of other individual  researchers, as listed in the endnotes sources. Their contact information is provided and anyone wishing to reprint should seek permission from each individual.