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Welcome to the Thompson Family Genealogy website. The first thing that should be said is this site is about much more than the Thompson family. Aside from Thompson, the dominant surnames you will find information about are Baldwin, Anders/Andrews, Worsham, Rankin, Pegoda, White, Erickson, Vandermade, Covell, and Penton.

The primary content of the website is the family tree which contains two major types of pages:
  • Individual pages:
  • Each person in the genealogy has his or her own page. Information pertaining only to that individual will appear on this page. You can also see the basic information about the parents and grandparents of the individual. From the individual page, if the person has been married, there will be "Marriage #" links to...
  • Marriage pages:
  • These are very reminiscent of traditional family group sheets. They convey the basic information about the husband, the wife, the children (if any), and the spouse(s) of each child. Things that deal with both the husband and wife will typically be found on this page rather than their individual pages.
The links below will take you to different areas of the website. Enjoy, and contribute if you can! Remember, the site is forever in progress, can always be improved, and will certainly contain unintentional mistakes!

BLOG: Visit the Leaf, Stem, Branch, and Root genealogy blog.

Download GEDCOM

  • Leaf, Stem, Branch, and Root: The original printed documentation of the genealogy.Much of the information about my ancestors found on this website has been compiled into a book called Leaf, Stem, Branch, and Root. The book can be downloaded as a PDF document (72 MB) or it can be found on Google Books. Copies of this book have also been placed with: Clayton Library in Houston, Texas; the Genealogy Room of the Huntsville, Texas public library; and the Hackley Library in Muskegon, Michigan.
    Addenda: Much research has occurred since this book was printed. The documents below summarize major areas of research since then.
  • The Descendants of Paul Thompson: A book documenting the known descendants of Paul Thompson of Muskegon, Michigan. The book can be downloaded as a PDF document or it can be found on Google Books.
  • The Pegoda Family in America: A book documenting the descendants of John Pegoda, Sr. of Walker County, Texas. The book can be downloaded as a PDF document or it can be found on Google Books.
  • The Descendants of Jane Baldwin (incomplete): A book documenting the descendants of Jane Baldwin of Walker County, Texas. The current version of the book can be downloaded as a PDF document. Latest version is 12 Dec 2014.

Composite Report:
Download a composite report containing all information about direct ancestors (Thompson and Penton). The report is ordered from most recent to most distant ancestors, and it has a linked table of contents to help easily find and navigate to a particular ancestor.

Thompson Reports Penton Reports

Special Items or Collections
Genealogy Societies
Contributors: Many thanks to those of you known and unknown that have contributed information and pictures to the genealogy including: Nancy Lynn Baldwin Bice, Cathy Magleby, Gladys May, Margaret Johnson, Gwen Krause, Al Covell, Judi McIntyre, Susan Hill Husij, John Knowlton, and Jim Clark.