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Follow some of these helpful links to learn how to more deeply explore the branches of your family trees and how to efficiently document your findings.

Ancestry's Learning Center

Cyndi's List - Oral Histories and Interviews

Genealogy Today


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Here is where our forest can very easily turn into a tangled chaos of divergent boughs, unchecked overgrowths, and so much compost. In an attempt to avoid such a mess, we've decided to propagate the principle branches of our families in orchards of their own. You may enter each of these memorial gardens through the links below.

Additionally, we've put together some of the stories and mysteries of our family branches and compiled them in these sections as well. Every family has stories of days gone by and murmurings of relatives who have gone astray.  Many of these tales are invaluable in genealogical research no matter how far-fetched or inaccurate they may be. Perhaps you can help us solve them.


Auvil Family W. Europe, Maryland, Pennsylvania, West Virginia
Chong - AhNee Family China, Hawaii
Davis - Harter Family Ohio
Pa - Ilalaole Family Hawaii
Skonieczny Family Poland, Michigan
Tanigawa Family Japan, Hawaii
Uyehara Family Okinawa, Hawaii