This website was established for those of you who are interested in your family history and genealogy. Please take your time and poke around the website. Try out the various displays of information. Be sure to click on the various sources because they can contain additional images.
This is an on-going project subject to change due to the dynamic nature of family relationships and to corrections and additions that other individuals may submit from time-to-time. I believe that our family history should be shared and honored, not hidden away and forgotten by following generations.
My intent was to share the information I have been collecting since 1968. I believe that this web site can and should be used as a place where family members who are interested in preserving and sharing 'accurate' information can coordinate research efforts, add new family information, and correct old information about our shared families. I like the ability to 'show' the source documents, i.e. census images, cemetery headstones, bible pages, certificates, etc. I feel strongly that copies of such important documents and photographs should be shared and stored in more than one place "just in case" something should happen to the original. I am especially interested in photographs of our ancestors. I think it is sad indeed to have photos of our families that have been cherished for a time only to have the next generation throw them away in the trash because they (the photos) were not labeled or the individuals were not identified.
If you have any photographs you would like to share please let me know. It is really nice to have a "face" to put with a name.
Any information that you would like to share, see corrected, or if you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact me. I look forward to hearing from you.
LIVING INDIVIDUALS: For security and privacy reasons, this website does not display personal information of individuals believed to be living. Family members can be authorized to view details of living individuals by registering for a user account. Please allow 24-48 hours for processing.
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If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.