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About The Fritz & Merritt Family et al
Happy New Year!

I'm thankful that Niki Dafoe who had added photos of Knapp family headstones on findagrave.com is
allowing me to generously share the photos here.

If you copy a PHOTO I have on my webpage of your ancestor and put it on another website, like
ancestry.com, would you please say that the photo came from www.fritzmerritt.tribalpages.com

Check out the calendar when you log in as it shows people's birthdays and anniversaries. 

If you'd like to add a FAMILY STORY, please sign in and tell us a family story; fact or fiction. 
Include date, place, time, names of attendants.  Describe the church, reception, honeymoon, etc. by 
clicking on "PEOPLE" and then "STORIES".

IF ANYONE HAVING RELATIVES ON THIS WEBSITE HAS THEIR OWN FAMILY TREE WEBSITE THAT YOU WOULD LIKE
LISTED HERE, PLEASE EMAIL ME.

The Ydna haplogroups for the following male and mtDNA female family lines are:

E. Fritz mtDNA group H Her mother's maiden name was KREGAL, next generation KNAPP, then WILKES 
G. Frey (Fritz) mtDNA group T1. Her mother's maiden name was WEIGEL
G. KNAPP Ydna is E-L117
W. McGINNIS I-M223 FamilyTreeYdna kit #264591 and gedmatch.com is #2698676.
J. FRITZ mtDNA group V3.  Her mother's maiden name is Ingraham.
T. FRITZ R-M269 on FamilyTreedna it's #256721and on gedmatch.com his kit #T785704
P. HICKEY R-M269 Ydna
J. MERRITT I-M253 on ancestry.com his kit is # A929832 and on FamilyTreeDNA it's #274718; on
gedmatch.com it's T277578.
M. Urso (Merritt) mtDNA haplogroup is HV.  Her mom's maiden name is LaMONICA and they are from
Sicily.  The test was done for the Genographic Project in 2006 and that is all I have from her 
files.

I do have source material in my files to back up 95% of the information I post here myself. I'm 
happy to share my documentation.  I have  taken the easy road and not added many sources
here, but if you ever want me to scan a birth, marriage or death certificate, just email me.
As I get farther back in the family history sometimes I worry that the person named in a document 
over 100 years ago isn't the one related to us.  Names are a lot more common than I first thought.  
Please let me know if you notice something blatantly wrong, because as much as I try to 
line up all the facts, I still may overlook something that is right in front of my eyes.
  
Thank you to any of you who have added your family's information.  I love to see the number of 
people in our family grow. If you have any problems uploading info, don't hesitate to contact me.
  
Also if any of you have family photos or birth, marriage or death certificates you want to upload, 
please go ahead.  If you don't know how to do that and want to mail me good quality copies or email
them to me, I will do the work for you.  As I have time I send away for certificates, but if you
already have them, it would save me $.  THANK YOU TO WHOMEVER UPLOADED MORE PHOTOS OF OUR MERRITT
AND FRITZ FAMILY MEMBERS.  I LOVE SEEING MY DAD AND MY FATHER IN LAW AS LITTLE KIDS with the
cousins, aunt and uncle and grandparents!

There is an inherited blood-clotting disorder, which appears to be related to
the WEIGEL gene pool. The disorder is called "FVL Factor V Leiden" and has the potential to be
deadly when not known about. One of my cousins discovered 12 years ago he has it when he had a
blood clot.  He now takes blood thinner to discourage clots from forming. I tested negative.
Please, take a little time to research "FVL Factor V Leiden", and ask your family physician
to be tested for it, particularly if you've ever developed unexplained blood clots. Or, at the very
least, keep the name of this inheritable disorder in mind if you develop a blood clot in the future.
It may save your life to know about this disorder and be able to share it with your doctor(s).
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Something to think about or ask a relative: What was your favorite all-time movie? When and where did you see it and did you go with a friend? Does a particular movie bring back memories?

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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