I am sure that many of you are collecting names to fill in a chart or pedigree, while others will use this database as a starting point for genuine research. The second being the propose of having this database here at my own expense. The people of the first category are missing the rich experiences of knowing about the people they come from, or possibly why they have a particular physical characteristic or mannerism. Not to mention the wonderful and sometimes funny, sometimes sad anecdotes about their antecedents to be found in the more obscure data. Our ancestors history is the history of their own neighborhood and where they worked and what they did. This is what makes the history of a Town, Towns are part of a State and States make up a Nation. Whenever I excitedly told my dad about some new thing I had found out about our ancestors he would ask: Did you find any horse thieves? They were human beings with all the strengths and frailties that we have today.
In addition to the great satisfaction that comes from meeting many cousins by e-mail. Genealogy is something much more than a hobby, it becomes an engrossing occupation, a new vocation for inquisitive minds. Anyone reading this far is in danger of becoming bitten by this same bug if they are not already. Genealogy research is one of the most popular uses of the Internet just behind e-mail, chat, news groups and browsing the World Wide Web. Many chat rooms, news groups and Web sites are dedicated to genealogy. Cyndi's List is one of the top Web sites and the biggest genealogical Web site. This site varies around a thousand Web pages which translates to six to twelve thousand printed pages in small type.
This annotated data supports conflicting data, theories, candidates, and uncertain dates. When you see two dates for an event there is probably a difference between two sources and the correct one can be found with some worth while trouble. Surety and reliability assessment is up to the individual, PLEASE use the included notes and sources. A research and correspondence log can also be found in the notes however the personal information about living persons, other than the corespondent's contact information, has been deleted. The only data about living persons is name, sex and kinship, with a very few exceptions by request and with written permission.
Please write if you don't like what you see here or if you have something to add. Your challenges to this data helps our cousins find better data when they visit. Also drop a line if you do like what you see here, it helps to keep us motivated about the Web pages.