NOTE: MOST EVERYTHING IN THIS SITE IS PRINTABLE AND FREE. IT IS FOR BOTH FAMILIES TO USE; ENJOY
Our Family Tree is of my wife's, Takes of Iowa, and mine is the Clevengers. This site is still currently under construction: Takes, Tackes, Cleavinger, Clevinger, and Cleavenger
This tree was created from research done by professional genealogists as the basis of this tree's foundation.
The information was extracted from their years of hard work to create a documented history of both the families. The Takes foundation was created from research in Luxembourg. Mr. John Tackes is the guru of the Takes and Tackes. (Shuster) The Clevenger information was created from Sarah Clevenger's book, and the research of Ron Rose, James Weible, Cricket McCray, Ronald Cleavenger. Roots Web and other genealogy data bases. Also, to family members that have contributed, from both families, to their line in the tree. My goal was to create a tree of both mine and my wife's into one massive tree from all this research that was done. There is some areas that are vague, persons under 2 different families. Information was initially obtained from the Sarah Clevenger Book. Clevenger families earlier than 1633 are speculation. Information was not obtained from the Genealogy Research Book. A couple of family researchers have up with this information. It is not confirmed or documented. This tree is for all of the family members from both the Takes and Clevengers to enjoy and pass down to their children and so on.
The Betsy Ross Flag is used to represent people who were in the Revolutionary War. (There were a lot of flags used, for the American Army at that time)
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.