When people reach mid-life, and mortality is a recognized fact, it is often then
that the spark ignites to investigate one's roots. This is particularly true for
people in the USA and Canada who are of European decent. The interest in knowing
who they really are becomes strong, in large part because their ancestors leaving
Europe was often precipitated by troubles of one sort or another.
We used to chuckle when my mother-in-law would spend so much time investigating relatives
back to the first pioneers, and sometimes earlier. Then my mother got into searching
her roots when she was in her 70's! I suppose its part of leaving a heritage of verbal
history passed onto the next generation -- a tradition from long ago.
As with many families, we have 4 major family branches to explore. These are:
We use Family Tree Maker to capture and track our relatives. Material shown on these
pages has been extracted from that program.
As a matter of respect for the privacy of family members, we will present in these
web pages only our grandparents and older, all of which are deceased. If you are
doing genealogical research, then please contact us in order to understand details
of more recent generations. You can us by e-mail by clicking on Don Middleton