Big Changes Coming
I am working on a major reorganization of this website and blog. There may be short periods when the site, or portions of it, will be unavailable. Please check back again; if something disastrous happens, it should be back up within an hour or two. Your patience is appreciated. Any bugs remaining after the official launch (target is Dec. 1) will be fixed promptly.
If you have not already done so, please register for a free account, with a username and password of your choice. If you are a relative or serious researcher, you will have access to vital information of living persons, and may download reports in PDF format to save or print, and even create GEDCOM files of selected individuals and family branches. If you want to work together with me, I can even make you a contributor or editor.
Take some time to experiment with site navigation, and explore the many exciting features offered here. There are over 7,000 names in the database, nearly a thousand images, with more added regularly. Pay special attention to the notes on individual profile pages. There you will find links to blog articles relating to the individual. Eventually, the best of these will be edited and moved into "histories" here on the home site. If you like detective stories, check out the most wanted page for the big mysteries in our family's past. Maybe you can help solve one of them.
Like so many novices, in the first year or two of my work I paid little or no attention to documenting my sources. Likewise, the two relatives who got me jump-started with the first few thousand names in my database did not cite any sources either. I am now playing catch-up, and you will find quite a few source citations, with more being added almost daily. I have been especially lucky with sources for my Norwegian ancestors. Enjoy the new site, and please contact us with any comments or suggestions.
If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.