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Welcome! This website was created on Jun 19 2008 and last updated on Oct 17 2021. The family trees on this site contain 104027 relatives and 872 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.
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About Deep Roots & Twisted Branches
This started as a project to find out who my ancestors were. Every time I would find  one I would have to find two more. Then I would have to find their brothers and  sisters. Then my wife's family and ancestors and their brothers and sisters. A few  friends wanted information so I added their families. Now I have information on a lot  of people and surprisingly enough most of them are related in some way. The expression  six degrees of separation seems to be very accurate. I rarely enter more than six new  people without one of them connecting to somebody that is already in the tree. I know that some of the dates are wrong, some were approximated to be able to tell  people apart easier. If it is a full date it should be fairly accurate, if only the  year it may not be. A lot of the dates were taken from tombstones and they are not  always exact. I am sure that if there are corrections needed that people will  let me know. I will try to make them within a couple of days of receiving notification. I am looking for pictures of people on the site. Especially older photos. I have gone back to the original name as it seems to be more fitting.
 The spelling of most names is usually the original. Please do not be offended if you think I spelt your name wrong.

After 40 years of research, I have found a lot of information. Some good, some very surprising. When I had my DNA done it became apparent that there was some discrepancies. I spent over a year working on finding the father of Isaac Mintz, only to find out he wasn't my 3xGreat Grandfather. My 2xGreat Grandfather was adopted. It was always a mystery why I didn't genetically connect with Isaac's other children. Now I know. I have corrected my Database with the revised info. Now to do some more research to find out who Mr Huff was and why he left Miss Dafoe in the lurch. Similar situation arises with my 2nd GGrandfather Schell involving a Mr Staring and cousin of Joseph's adopted mother. Sounds like a Soap Opera.
As for my Ancestry, I am 85% British, 6% Irish, 6% Scandinavian and 2% Southern European. I am a direct descendant of 13 of the 25 Barons that forced Magna Carta on King John and related to 3 more. This was proven by Wiki Tree. No wonder I seem to be related to everybody.
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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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