Ruth Gembe has deep roots in Franklin County, Pennsylvania, and in the community of Roadside. In her capacity as resident genealogist of the Franklin County Library System, she sometimes has to assure people that their relatives were not born in a ditch.
Some people actually are offended by a birth certificate that says “Roadside,” Gembe said. She explains that it does not mean the person was born along the road - it's an actual place. [Link]