Welcome! This website was created on Apr 05 2006 and last updated on Nov 19 2018.

There are 30871 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the birth of ap Purap Saul Benisel, Capoir in 0001. The most recent event is the death of Hannah, Jesse Franklin in 2018.The webmaster of this site is rodney bowers. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

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About My Bowers family
Like many others, I did not become interested in genealogy until many of my elders began dying. 
When I started looking, I found that several of the stories I heard in my youth were not always 
true. One was that my mother's family was Irish. As it turned out, her family did come from 
Northern Ireland, but were Scottish. They had a long and interesting history dating
to the Third Crusade. I then set a goal of learning the nationality of each branch of my family. 
What I did not expect was the difficulty that that would be. I also did not know that I would come 
into contact with so many cousins and helpful researchers. For example, I got in touch with a 
group researching Levi Bowers in Washington Co., TN. It turned out that that branch was unrelated 
to my Bowerses, but I learned that one of that group was related to my Tibbitses. She helped me 
break through the "brick wall" I had encountered in Elbert Co., GA, providing the key that allowed 
me to trace Thomas Tibbits back to Rhode Island and his family on to England. My kids ask me why 
I'm interested in dead people. They do not realize that genealogy is addictive and not unlike 
solving a difficult puzzle or a good mystery. I am currently researching the following lines: 
Bowers, Hudson, Moore, Colley, Peters and Boyd.
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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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