The basis of this site is the ancestry of Richard Brown and Cris (née Iris) Phelps, originally from Indiana and Michigan, respectively. Our ancestors were mostly ordinary people with no claim to fame, which presents challenges to finding them in the web of history. Like you and all others who have caught the genealogy madness, we persevere, and hope this site will be useful and enjoyable to visit.
a disclaimer: this is a work in progress. as these files have grown and new trees have been added it has become impossible to keep up with every change. if you find misspellings, broken links, duplicate individuals, or just plain dumb mistakes, please let us know. happy hunting.
Our personal Ancestral files:
Brown-related family pages:
Ancestries of richard's uncles and aunts by marriage:
Phelps-related family pages:
Dive deeply enough into any family history and you will invariably find royalty. Not modern, though. We're talking so far back that some of the countries involved don't exist any more. Still, it's fun to ask "what if?" isn't it? So I offer a gallery of nobility from my Brown family tree. Some are in my ancestral line, most are not.
Click on the crown to see a selection of my VIP kin. Others will be rotated through periodically.
This site would be dull without artwork to enliven it, and would not exist at all but for the software that created it. Click on the painter to visit the Credits page AND find links to some excellent free resources, especially if you're thinking of developing a website of your own.