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My name is Alva Balter and I started this site.
This site was created using MyHeritage.com. This is a great system that allows anyone like you and me to create a private site for their family, build their family tree and share family photos. If you have any comments or feedback about this site, please click here to contact me.
Our family tree is posted online on this site! There are 8679 names in our family site. The earliest event is the birth of John George (1604). The most recent event is the death of Lee Roy Dalton (Feb 28 2010).
The site was last updated on Aug 28 2014, and it currently has 115 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here.   Enjoy!

My feelings are, in each family, there is one who
seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family
story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead,
breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the Story Tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been
called as if it were in our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us. " Tell our story. " So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever too. Weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are
bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It
goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they
contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships, their losses and building a life
for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a
Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense never giving in or giving up, their
resoluteness to go on understanding that they were doing it for us.
That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are
them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.
It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call
and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy and that is what calls those young
and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.

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