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     Genealogy begins as an interest,
                                            Becomes a hobby;
                                                             Continues as an avocation,
                                                                                        Takes over as an obsession,
                                                                                                                         And in its last stages
                                                                                                                                                  Is an incurable disease.
 "Lives of great men all remind us we can make our lives sublime, and, 
........................................................departing, leave behind us footprints on the sands of time."
Longfellow, Henry Wadsworth (1807-1882):

If you could see your ancestors, all standing in a row,
Would you be proud of them, or don't you really know?
Strange discoveries are made, in climbing family trees,
And some of them, you know, might not particularly please
There might be some of them, you wouldn't care to know.
But here is another question, that requires a different view.
If you could meet your ancestors, what would they think of YOU?
                                                                                                                                            --Mable Baker
"Learn from the past. Look to the future. Live in the present."
"We live in the present, we dream of the future and we learn eternal truths from the past."
Some branches are broken, others snarled and bent, still many are missing, where could they have went? But the trunk is still firm, the roots are down deep, they hold many truths that still lay there asleep.

I'm searching the limbs for the secrets they hold, for lost tales and stories that's never been told, I'm looking for family that was lost in the ramble, for truths about them for me to unscramble.

I may find a scoundrel and a wild renegade or two, you'll find them in all families, that's really not new. The fact that I found them, that's all that counts, I feel I have gained something, my curiosity mounts.

I've got the taste of blood, there's no stopping me now, I'll not rest nor will I laggar till I solve this somehow, it may take some doing and a lot more of my time,  but I promise before I'm done it will all turn out fine.

When it all gets together and my rigorous quest is through, I'll go back to my notes in hopes of finding something new.

The search bug has bit me, leaving me still in that frame,  for that thrill of the search is still embed in my brain.

This web site is not dedicated to any one family. 

Most of the SURNAMES herein, represent our ancestral families that have not been documented elsewhere. 

Some have been connected to most everyone's research having been some of  the first families to pioneer the new world. 

There will be no claim to the absolute positive proof of our research and documentation. The facts are for the researcher to accept as reliable. 

Tracing our roots, helped us learn about our ancestors and also find out about our selves. 

We are born and bred West Virginia MOUNTAINEERS, and connected kinfolk of the Dutch, Irish, Scotch, and English.  We live in the central part of the state of West Virginia, Gilmer County. Our roots are found in this county, also Braxton, Doddridge, Lewis,Upshur, Webster, Taylor, Harrison.

Without small bits of accumulation there would be 
No History At All. 

Genealogical  Compiled Research 
{9760} Individual Family Members 
{1965} Individual Family Surnames 
<and growing>

We have filled our database with names, sorted someone's keepsakes and old photos; this helped determine that in fact these people were indeed real and indeed they were, and are 
"Our Connected Kin

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