Welcome! Many hours of work have been put into the research and documentation of these ancestors. We hope you will benefit from the information presented here. Sources indicate verified information and information obtained from others. Otherwise, consider the data unverified. Much of the information contained in these pages is obtained from Public Records such as the census, online newspapers, etc. As such, I will not respond to requests to remove or change such information. If the information is incorrect, you will need to supply me with verification of the correct information via birth or death certificates, etc., before I will consider changing or removing any information contained herein. A statement saying you are a relative will not suffice to prove the information. With over 78000 names in my database, it is impossible for me to respond to every inquiry. More often than not, there is no direct relationship between myself and the names on these pages. Be advised that the information at this site may not be the most up-to-date information that I have. Use this information knowing that you must prove all of it for yourself unless a source is listed.
This is a work in progress so be sure to visit frequently for updates. Be sure to visit the Rankin Family History Project for additional and important information related to the Rankins and the Klines. A big thank-you to Jack and Nancy Soper and to Eva Goeken for their priceless help in researching the Soper, Allen and Doty lines.
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This web page contains over 40,000 names. Pico will search only 250 of these but feel free to give it a try.