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About Our International Family
This site contains the combined histories of our family, including the 
Ancestors and Descendants of our children and their spouses. So far, our ties 
reach into about 40 of the United States, from most of the counties in England, 
and from the lands of France, Netherlands, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Ireland, 
Canada, Australia, Hungary and Switzerland.

Some of these people are not directly related, but are relatives "by marriage," and many of their families are shown as branches off of our Tree. Eventually, we'd all meet up at some point anyway, but it's interesting to see the directions it has taken so far.

"Names" "Dates" and "Places" are a reasonable gathering of information from many sources, and few official documents. Whenever possible we have posted the source, or miscellaneous links leading to biographies or other documents found online. Genealogical Purists will be happier checking things for themselves, and this is fine. However, even the best records rarely agree with one another, and "fact" in one entry is "fiction" in another. But this is a hobby, not a religious quest. So, don't be surprised if some family members may be barely more than "guesses" based on research into censuses and birth, marriage and death indexes.

RECORDS USED

International Genealogical Index: Some are extractions from transcripts from films of... These can be valuable in pinpointing a spouse, a parent, or a child or children. Some are just statements submitted by some unknown person without any source citation whatsoever. Less helpful, but a starting point nonetheless.

Censuses: Images of actual census enumerations are found online through subscription, and provide a trail of Life's events. The drawback is that these records never agree. As a consequence, we must "average-out" ages, places, names and occupations! The problem increases with each step along the line - information givers, information takers, recorders, transcribers, etc.

Birth, Marriage and Death Indexes: Extremely helpful in finding spouses, or finding the last name of a spouse when only the given name is known. These indexes sometimes can provide other facts, such as a mother's maiden name.

Family Tree Charts: Several charts have been consulted, some very lengthy and complicated. POWLEY, prepared at the Norfolk Family History Society for a Mrs. [Powley] Smyth; SCULFER, collected and prepared by Mrs. E. Mortimer; JARVIS, shared by Mr. K. Jarvis; POWLEY-2, a GEDCom sent by Mrs. J. Billington; PARFREY shared by M. Heath; asundry charts and pedigrees found online.

Immigration Records:

  • Ellis Island
  • Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild
  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle
  • Olive Tree Genealogy

    Correspondence: Many good folks have written with questions and answers and their input has made a great difference. Thanks to Miles, Rod, Shirley, Brian and Julie, Jack, Carl and everyone who has written to us about various family members. We should also mention that the original pedigrees that began this project were handed down by Renabelle with supplemental information and photographs shared by her daughter Wilma.

    Be sure to check the Ancestors and Descendants for different people. Contact us if you see anything that needs to be corrected. Let us know if you find other sources that can be helpful in our research. And please sign our Guestbook.

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    Getting Around
    There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

    Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

    In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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