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My Follis Family web site is organized as my online reference highlighting known families using online resources as I find them and most limiting is finding time to learn how best to do so!
A 9th generation FOLLIS descendant living in Fort Wayne, Allen County, Indiana, my FOLLIS ancestors have been in the United States of America since before 1731 first found in New Jersey. My earliest ancestors arrived in 1630's New England and my last family the Schneider's in 1880. Living among Quakers and Scots-Irish our Follis' assumed heritage, it is partially supported by my 2009 yDNA tests matching a Follis currently living in Dublin, Ireland whose family tradition is also Scots-Irish. Descendant's of George Fallis of Stafford County, Virginia, a son of my 1731 Thomas Follis and brother to my Jacob Fallis, were Quaker's in Colonial Virginia and remained Quaker's well into the 1960's living in Washington state.
THIS SITE IS SLOWLY BEING UPDATED SO PLEASE EXCUSE CHANGING LAYOUTS, BROKEN LINKS, OR OTHER POSSIBLE PROBLEMS. Join my Follis Families Facebook group for notification of new pages, updates, and more. There is an explosion of new information online, so it is a never ending challenge to locate and maintain constantly moving sites and pages. Borrowed from Dick Eastman: "Having problems reading this site in Internet Explorer 8? That's because IE8 has a compatibility problem. To fix it, click on IE8's Compatibility Mode icon or else read Eastman's article or upgrade to Internet Explorer version 9 beta 1 or switch to a real web browser, such as: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Opera."
I became curious about my FOLLIS family history in 1993 a few years after my father died. The Allen County Public Library in Fort Wayne, Indiana, is the largest public Genealogy Center in the United States with a new web site. Librarian John Beatty narrates a YouTube video on their massive collection which covers half the second floor of the 2007 remodeled library. I photocopy anything and everything I find on my families, then digitize most of it. I have visited most courthouses, libraries and hundreds of cemeteries in the counties where my ancestors and their siblings lived here in Indiana and Ohio. I am always looking for additions and corrections to my information, although only a small portion appears on this web site.
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