My name is John Louis Akard
and I started this site. I got my start in Genealogy about 6 weeks before the TV miniseries "Roots" first aired back in 1977. In those days, we did all our work on paper Family Sheets and Pedigrees. I take 3 times as long to research the truth in Smart Matches as I do in Primary Research. Smart Matches may save typing but they don't save time. Be sure to run the Tree Consistancy Checker after every few Smart Matches. (Tree Consistancy Checker is found under the Tool tab in Family Tree Builder.) 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 8493 names in our family site. The site was last updated on Jan 21 2018, and it currently has 513 registered member(s). If you wish to become a member too, please click here. Have an ordinairy day.