Hello to all my family,
Thanks is due to Paul Brown (my father) for renewing the site where it was for another two years!
Thanks is also due to Tereza Freire Breves (Breves cousin out of Brazil whom I'm hoping with her help and the help of other Breves we can make the connection to her and fill in more of the Breves tree and ger her fit onto our tree) for upgrading the site for two years!
With the combined generosity of Paul and Tereza I am able to get back to inputing more information on this site for everybody from all of my daughter's lines. Had it not been for them it would have taken me much longer to get back to researching the genealogies since we had reached the site limit and it wouldn't let me input anymore names until now! This is a GREAT thing because now there's room for so many more family members.
Now of note -
Douglas/s - More cousins have been found. To my knowledge none of them have any more information on the Douglass line further back then we already have here, but that's fine. Shortly hopefully I'll be inputing more Douglass descendants and hopefully many will come and join this site as well. The more people you have working on the same line the better.
Boyds - I'm really excited about this because I got the info a year and a half ago but since I ran out of space on the site I wasn't able to input anything. Since that changed we're back in buisiness and I've gotten them back to Virginia. Hopefully more info to get some of it further back will come shortly. We'll see. But if you're a Boyd be sure to check up the "newest" oldest members of our line!
Tolbert - Work on that has finally proven to be slightly fruitfull. Laterally atleast. We've found out who Lance's mom was to about 99% certainty. We just don't know who his dad was yet. We're hoping that with the new information something new will pop up from another branch of Tolberts and hoping that we'll get some results on the mysterious Thomas W. Tolbert and his wife Martha Turbaville. Keep watching!
Vetter - we've gotten that back another generation bringing the earliest date on this tree to late 1400's. That's quite an achievement for any family tree! If you're a Bersticker/Berstecher/Beerstecher you'll have interest in the Vetters so check them out.
Faissler - Progress has also been made on this line. Again another Bersticker relevant line.
Schroeder - Some progress has been made on this line! Finding other family trees out there gives leads. With this line I haven't gotten it much further back (and then it's not on the direct Schroeder line but some of our foremothers in that line) I've gotten clarification on some names and gotten some dates and names of various ancestors siblings. Check that out and update your own trees if you like.
Trips - Two cousins Maria and Tereza are each planning on making a trip sometime within the year to a place called Breves in France. I don't know if the two of them might try to meet there at the same time. I'm going to give it my best shot at meeting atleast Maria in France when she gets there, but I'm doubtful that it will happen. No big deal. But lets cross our fingers and hope that these two ladies might get lucky and stumble upon the holy grail and finally be able to find definitive evidence as to if the Azores Breves actually did come out of Breves France.
DATA - I've made it so that family members can alter the data and the records. Everyone's been good and no one has input anything without my foreknowledge or maliciously changed anything. So no ones in trouble . However we're probably going to hit 3000 records on the site by summer time if the pace of my research keeps up. This is a call for help. When children are born (or when anyone passes away) or there are marriages in your direct family (or divorces) then please (and even if it's not in your DIRECT family but in members of the family around you) give me a hand, find their record or in the case of births make a record and put that into the system yourself with AS much information as you can (and if you have any relevant documentation make a note of that please). The tree is simply too big for me to check on everybody all the time. I know that unfortunately I probably have records where some people are listed as still being alive when they might have passed. If you see something like that and know for sure (better if you know atleast the year they passed) then please feel free to correct that.
Likewise for pictures. There are many records that have no pictures. I'm working on that but I can always use help. Or if you can input pictures for yourselves and/or your family directly that would be great.
There's also a site address book that is private to site members only. While parts of this site are open to "guests" I have made things like the address book private so if you want to input your info for ease of being contacted know that it's as protected as I can make it.
I suppose that's about it for now. I look forward to inputing what I can find in the tree in the next few days to come. I've proceeded again with research all across the board.