This is and always will be a work in progress. Information about our families will be added as it is discovered. You play an important role in this process by sharing what you know.
It is an interesting stroke of luck for any one of us to be here and viewing these pages. Imagine, if you will, if any one of our ancestors were removed from our family tree how many subsequent persons would not have been born. Each person in our family tree has a story to tell! You can help bring life to our ancestors by sharing what you know.
You are welcome to browse this website with a guest account -- please know that if you use the guest accout, information on living individuals will be suppressed. To use the Guest account you will enter that as your user name and Tryit as the password. You can click HERE to login as a guest. Full access requires that you become a registered user. To register for an account click HERE. After review and approval you will be given full access to the site.
If you click on any of the menu items above you will read family stories, access family genealogies, and read about the history of places our ancestors lived. Please feel free to share your information too.
Where did we come from? This seems to be a persistent question from generation to generation. At first I wanted to collect information about anyone and everyone that was in my family tree. Soon the collection of birth, marriages, deaths and burials was not enough. I wanted to understand what my ancestors experienced in their lives, how they lived from day-to-day. Thus, I stumbled upon software that has allowed me to post information about our ancestors, share with others, and most importantly, ask for help in gathering the stories that put meat on the bones of our ancestors. Another benefit of doing this is that I can maintain contact with a lot of you even though we are spread out across the United States.
First, visit often. I try to add new information every few days, if not daily. Next, spend time on the site reviewing the information presented on all your family members -- present and in the past. (Remember that you have to be an approved member of the site to be able to see any information about living family members!). Hopefully, you will find a lot of information about our family members, especially those most closely related to you. Then, and maybe more importantly, contribute what you know and any records, photos, stories, videos you may have to share with others. It is this information that will bring our families to "life".
Please let me know about people I have missed adding to our families so they can be added in. It is hard for me to keep up with all of the cousins so I am sure I have unintentionally missed someone. What I am really hoping for is that you can provide more satires, photos, videos, and audio clips to be added to the website.
Finally, please send your comments about the website: what you like, don't like, what works well for you and any changes or enhancements you would like to see. Just click on the email me link below to contact me. Thanks!
Why waste your money looking up your family tree? Just go into politics and your opponents will do it for you.
We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn ... betrays its ancestor.
We've uncovered some embarrassing ancestors in the not-too-distant past. Some horse thieves, and some people killed on Saturday nights. One of my relatives, unfortunately, was even in the newspaper business.
Southerners are so devoted to genealogy that we see a family tree under every bush.
There is no king who has not had a slave among his ancestors, and no slave who has not had a king among his.
If you share a common ancestor with somebody, you're related to them. It doesn't mean that you're going to invite them to the family reunion, but it means that you share DNA.