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Welcome! This website was created on 14 Apr 2004 and last updated on 22 Sep 2022. The family trees on this site contain 592 relatives and 218 photos. If you have any questions or comments you may send a message to the Administrator of this site.
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About Vititow Family Tree
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Welcome to my Family!  I have spent several years researching my family, and a lot of what I know about 20th century family comes from conversations I had with relatives in the 1980's and 1990's.  

I am extremely thankful to have had an interest in genealogy sparked by Alex Haley's 1977 TV mini-series called "Roots."  As a teenager, I made the time to begin my own search for photos of the past and stories that often time were nothing more than unexplained remembrances of what my grandparents heard their grandparents say.  "The Kaiser has a wooden leg" never made much sense to me, but over time, I felt for myself the sobering fear passed down of a militarized government in Germany, and hope for opportunity in America.

My family, as it turns out, has experienced so many traumas over time that it has helped me to process the traumas of my own life.  Relatives bickered over money, which is the chief reason for family alienation where it exists.  But advancing social justice for freed slaves got one of my ancestors killed.  In another case, murder was committed because a husband could not be loyal to a wife.  Many businesses were started.  Many served their country.  Many raised beautiful children who went on to live happy lives.  No one became President.  No one earned a Nobel Prize.  But everyone it seems was scrappy, and they found their place in our America.
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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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