We do not own our ancestors, we simply share them - with many people.

The Internet has proven to be a wonderful tool for genealogical research and publishing. It is no longer necessary to wait until a research project is finished (family history research is never finished) to publish our results. We can now get whatever we have out there to share, based on the best information we have, and keep it up to date as new material becomes available. I'm always looking for copies of any documents, photos, diaries, old letters, family group sheets, wills, deeds, Bible records - anything that you might have that applies to the families found on this website.

The drawback in publishing before a family research project is complete is that, inevitably, some errors and omissions could be included along with the valid results. Although every effort has been made to verify the accuracy of the information provided on this website, you should assume that it is not 100% correct. Use what you find as a starting point for your own research, and verify all your sources. I have included all of the sources that have been used to make this website as reference material to aid you in your search for the truth. If you find any errors, please contact me and provide me with the source of the correct information so that it can be corrected. Thank you and I hope you enjoy this site.

Our mantra is: What is the evidence?

This is the affirmation that motivates and inspires us, providing our focus to achieve the research and presentation goals for our genealogy. The primary goal, with every update, is to make improvements and to present a more accurate and complete representation of the people on this website. You can help us by letting us know if you come across any mistakes, no matter how small, on these pages or by sharing new and updated information that you are aware of.

The overall content is sometimes more "factual" than "readable" as I am trying to show the details of the research for people to draw their own conclusions. Hopefully our conclusions will agree, but if they do not please send me an email so that we can discuss and make this website better for everyone.

The tried and true 4-H motto is simply: "To make the best better." Remember this all started out as a 4-H project.