All of the text, information and photos on this website are intended for the personal use of family members and close friends.  The goal is to share family history with interested family members.  If you have just found a treasured photo of your great aunt, you are welcome to take a copy for personal use.  If you are not a regular visitor to please take a moment to introduce yourself by dropping a line to me at  If you have your own website and want to include photos or some content from this website, please just leave a line of credit to so others can contact or visit us to get any further details they may need.  

Family genealogists are encouraged to supplement their research by comparing notes with the genealogy information provided here.  Many obituaries and wedding articles are reprinted here.  The source has been documented, often to the exact roll of microfilm where the source article can be found.  You are welcome to take this public domain information.  The same is true for any other government documents that are included here such as marriage licenses, deeds, homestead papers and death certificates.  However, death certificates are not to be represented as "original" or "certified".  If you have some reason to have a "certified" copy of a death certificate, you need to address the county government for the death in question.

Much of this information, especially for living individuals, has been validated by the actual person as to spelling and dates.  Still, any genealogist knows that it's a puzzle to fit together where names and dates are inconsistent and it is hard to know "for sure" sometimes.

No wholesale copies of photos, text or genealogy family trees may be published by any unrelated genealogist, commercial genealogy website, author or any other user without permission.  Permission can be obtained by contacting

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