The primary purpose of this website is to share what I have learned in my search for my ancestor, Jacob F. Harley. Over the years I have come to call this search "Climbing Jacob's Ladder"; and a difficult climb it has been, with no end in sight. Perhaps others researching some of my surnames may find this information useful; a place to share Family History and Genealogy, to help one another in our attempts to link to the past. Perhaps by having a place to meet, we will be able to make inroads into connecting our common lines, traveling our ancestor's stairway to heaven.
"Our ancestors laid the foundation. Ours is the duty to build upon it. They marked the path and led the way. Ours is the obligation to enlarge and broaden and strengthen that path until it encompasses the whole earth." (Teachings of Gordon B. Hinckley, p450-451)