Welcome To My Genealogy Page

Why Tangled Roots? Because that is the best way to describe my journey into past generations... the branches, roots and twigs are all twisted and tangled like a very old Live Oak Tree, with some branches crossing here and there. This website contains family history and information about those ancestors. It has been an interesting journey.

Have fun exploring, but keep in mind it is a work in progress. Maybe we can help each other find that missing person we all look for. I have a lot more information than I can show on this website and continue to find more as it becomes available.

Please feel free to contact me if you have any information or questions, or if you spot incorrect or missing information. I look forward to hearing from you and hope you find something on this site that can help you in your own research. I'm glad you stopped by for a visit and hope you come back often... you never know when something might change!

A big Thank You to all who have shared information, photos or tips. Your help is very much appreciated and you have added much to my pleasure and research.

A Little About Me
Little did I know that genealogy would be the beginning of a new hobby. When I became interested in family history I started adding a piece here and a piece there, all gathered from family when they were willing to part with the information. I discovered that even though I knew and visited some of my great grandparents, I didn't really know much about them or their parents. As a youngster I didn't think to ask them questions. Next I was off to gather more information bit by bit following the paper trail. Genealogy is like a puzzle with some of the pieces missing and I like a good puzzle, but I do wish some of them were not so elusive!

As I dug deeper into the puzzle I visited local libraries, courthouses, cemeteries and the Family History Library in Salt Lake City. Now, since more information is available on the internet I do a lot of research online, collecting documents as I go. Along the way I meet new cousins and other genealogists who are a very friendly group of people.

I also enjoy traveling, photography, painting, gardening, knitting, crocheting, tatting, reading and I have tried my hand a various other arts and crafts.

Last updated Wednesday, 28 February 2018. Adding records, making corrections as I find them.

Feature Articles

feature 1 Most Wanted

I am looking for more information on these individuals, where they came from, who their parents were, etc. Do you have anything you can share or ideas where to search for additional information? Any help will be appreciated.

feature 2 Mystery Photos

I have several Mystery Photos from a scrapbook that belonged to my grandmother and others are from the collections of our parents. In most cases the name of the person or persons in the photo are not known to us, and there is nothing written on the back. A few have names but I don't know if they are family or friends of family. Browse through the photos... one of your ancestors might be waiting for a visit, and if by chance a face looks familiar I would love to hear from you.

feature 3 Albums

Birth, marriage and death are under Documents but you will find other interesting historical documents sorted into albums, including Census, Military Records and Newspaper Clippings.

feature 4 Disclaimer

The information in the following pages is from many different sources including: courthouse records, books, microfilm/microfiche, family members, miscellaneous family papers, and other researchers. Some of the information may come from family legend or hearsay and is yet to be proven. No claim is made that the information in these pages is complete or accurate. Use the information to help further your own research; not for publication or fact. I am open to suggestions and/or corrections.

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