Information Sharing


Our genealogical theories and conclusions are not flawless, and they are subject to change from time to time. Therefore, each researcher needs to make thoughtful decisions on a name-by-name basis as to how our findings will be used. Before using any information provided on this website, the reader is strongly encouraged to verify the information for themselves. Consequently, we do not distribute our research in the form of a GEDCOM file.

From time to time, requests are received for a printed version of parts or all of our database / website. Often, the intent is to pass along interesting information to family members not on the Internet. Such requests generally seem quite reasonable to the first-time site visitor, and if it could be done, it would make many people happy.

However, the database / website consisted of more than 8,000 people in the various family trees and this equates to on average 1 - 5 pages per person. This will continue to grow over time, perhaps by as much as 10% to 20% per year.

As there is a rough equivalency in the amount of content in one of our average web pages to the content of a page in a printed book, the content of our web site represents the same volume as 100 or more hardback books. Thus, printing would prove to be an impossibly complex and expensive proposition at this time. Not only that, like the typical family history, the printed copies would quickly get out-of-date since they are being added to daily, improving and sometimes revising our research findings.

Those interested in printed copies are encouraged to selectively choose those pages most relevant and to print them from their web browsers. Please see the Acceptable Use statements about this website, and be sure to write the source information on the pages that you print for later reference when it is needed.

Simple reports can be sent electronically as an information sharing, please email me your request and we can discuss your needs. Genealogy is simply a giant puzzle about a family. Here, we have endeavored to put together the "whole picture," which Id love to share more with you!! Please drop us a line.