Re: HALE, John, E. Radford, VA born abt 1883
The "Jack" or "Jake" Hale had not been mentioned by anyone in our family however I will followup on that. My father was born Oct 1911 in Roanoke VA. The copy of the birth certificate that I have was revised. There was a name change. One reads "Raymond C." and the other reads "Charlie Hale". Both indicate that John Hale was his father and that John was a miner. I presumed that meant he was a coal miner in and around the VA/WVa area. Is there a web-site that lists coal miners?
I've been looking at Hertiage Quest and the free sites on Ancestery.com. I'm considering subscribing to one or the other.