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Renaud,Danahey,Campbell - Monday, 28-Feb-2000 09:29:58

Trying to put together family history-need to find my mothers 1/2 siblings to go further, have found her brother (Danahey) need to find RENAUD (Noel+Noella, twins) CAMPBELL (Helen, Arthur, Denise, Kathleen) also 3 stepsiblings of Campbell (Walter, Jaquoline, Geraldine) all born in R.I. between 19382955. any info helpful-thanks!

CAHAWBA VALLEY (Baptist?) Cemetery - Bibb or Dallas Co., AL - Thursday, 06-Jan-2000 18:59:59

John B. HODGENS / HODGINS d. 16 Nov. 1854, Bibb Co., Alabama - buried in Cahawba Valley Church cemetery (South Western Baptist Newspaper; Tuskegee, Alabama - March 15, 1855).

I need help finding this Cemetery; it doesn't seem to be in Bibb Co (although, maybe I just haven't found the knowledgeable person who has heard of it), and am suspecting it may be in Dalles Co (around Cahaba). IF YOU KNOW of it, or have info about John's wife, Mary (supposed to be of PA and buried in or around Greeneville, SC) OR his English ancestors, please email me --

YERRY FAMILY - Wednesday, 03-Nov-1999 16:49:40



Ancestors - Wednesday, 29-Sep-1999 09:29:51

I am looking for information on the surnames: Larson, Newell, Nilson, and McArthur.
Esther M. Bakeberg

McGRUDER/TEAS family search - Tuesday, 28-Sep-1999 15:49:58

My gggg-grandfather was Dory McGruder married to Elizabeth Maddox. Dory was born 1791 in Maysville, KY. They had one son, Andrew who married Sarah Spillman; they had 8 children: William M., James R., Ingaby (my gg-grandmother who married George Teas), Mary F., Amanda B., Elijah W., George W., and John B. There must be someone in the world that recognizes these names and might be related.
Sue Emerson

Hicks Ancestors, Ontario - Wednesday, 28-Jul-1999 23:53:35

Hicks were probably United Empire Loyalists who emigrated from NY to Ontario. I have a couple of connections; but would welcome leads to any Hicks lines, current or past.

BECKNEL - Saturday, 17-Jul-1999 12:31:09

I am in search of any family members.I LORRAINE BECKNEL was born in Hayward Ca.27-OCT2967.My birth parents were Joan (HUGGINS)and MELVIN BECKNEL. Joan was born in Oakland 19-DEC2938 she was raised in Santa Clara Ca. by Mrs. Howard Huggins or Mariam Huggins (LAWRENCE). Joan may have had a different birth name. Joan died 20-FEB2973. Melvin may have been born in 1938 and died 1976 (I'm checking on this info.) Melvin was married to Joan and may have been married to anther woman also? Melvin lived in Hayward in the late 60's early 70's. I was adopted in 1975 in Santa Clara county by Paul and Marcia Leach. I was raised in cupertino,ca. until 1979 then we moved to Elk Grove Ca. If you Know any BECKNEL or some information? Please E-mail Thank-You!

Dozier, Milam surnames - Saturday, 26-Jun-1999 17:18:20

I am looking for ancestors of my grandparents, Daniel Webster Dozier and Lucy Milam. I believe both were born in West Virginia- Daniel died in 1960 approx. age 84, and Lucy died approx. 1958. Daniel and Lucy's children were Lee, Maude, Carolyn (Ruhl), Pearl (Ripley, Byers), Frank, Harry, Lawrence, and Wayne. I believe that Daniel's father was named John, and Daniel had several brothers and sisters, but the only ones I know of are twin girls named Net and Ett (could have been Nettie and Ettie)- the family moved to Columbus, Ohio. I would appreciate any links to the Dozier or Milam family name-

Diamond - Friday, 26-Mar-1999 18:56:35

I'm searching for information on Stephen and Barbara (HESS) DIAMOND. I believe they lived in the Central PA area. They had 11 children, one of which was my grandfather, Ralph DIAMOND. Ralph lived in Houtzdale, Clearfield Co., PA He married Rose SCHLIFER (SCHLIEFER). 4 children born to them, my mother, Alice; Agnes, James and John Charles. Alice married Joseph SMELIK. Alice and Joseph resided in Houtzdale for a while and eventually ended up in Blairsville, Indiana Co., PA. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.

Nichols/Best - Thursday, 25-Mar-1999 19:21:03

Searching for information on Benjamin F B Nichols, from cherry Valley MA. b:1890's
Married Rose Best, born 1893 Chicago, IL.
Marriage took place in Chicago, IL ????

THOMAS G.DURAND/LOUISA DURAND - Saturday, 20-Mar-1999 17:56:09

Need info for THOMAS G. DURAND, son of Merari DURAND and Susannah Gray, b c1794/98 NY (Essex Co.?) d 11 Aug 1847 Knox Co., IL. Married When? Where? to LOUISA DURAND, daughter of Simeon DURAND and Elizabeth Cable, b c1796/98 Essex Co., NY. Children: 1. Charlotte b c1820/24 NY 2. Sara Elizabeth b 2 Mar 1826 3. Francis P. b c1827/28 NY? Lorain Co. or Richland Co., OH? Other children? Any info for THOMAS and for LOUISA and for their children; especially birth dates and place, death dates and place, marriage date and place. Could LOUISA have died Lorain Co., OH or Medina Co., OH? They lived in Lorain Co. before coming to Know Co., IL.

PATIENCE WEED/RUTH WEED - Saturday, 20-Mar-1999 17:48:43

PATIENCE WEED b 22 May 1738 Canaan, CT. Baptized 8 Aug 1738 Congregational Church, Canaan, CT. Father not listed. Mother RUTH WEED. Married 22 Dec 1762 Congregational Church, Canaan, CT to Francois (Francis) Josseph DURAND. Said to have had one sister. Need parents of RUTH WEED. Any other info.

DAVID CONFER - Saturday, 20-Mar-1999 17:45:25

Need info for parents, birth date and place for DAVID CONFER b 1806/07? Died possibly 1865/70? When? Where? Married 8 July 1846 Randolph Co., IN to MARY ANN 'Polly Ann' JONES b c1826? Knox Co., TN (later Roane Co.) died before 1895 When? Where? parents John M. JONES and Susanna Low Keener

JOHANNES (John) HOLMAN - Saturday, 20-Mar-1999 17:41:24

Need info for parents of JOHANNES (John) HOLMAN b 1787 Where? died When? Where? Parents? Married Chatarina )Catharina)------? She b 1789 Where? died When? Where? Parents? She was confirmed 13 May 1810 St Michael's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Pfoutz Valley, Perry Co., PA. Children: 1. Chatarina bapt 5 Mar 1808 2. Heinrick bapt 16 Feb 1810 3. J. Adam bapt 28 Aug 1812 4. John bapt 28 July 1814 5. Estor (twin) bapt 19 Nov 1816 6. Eva (twin) bapt 19 Nov 1816 7. Susannah bapt 3 Dec 1819. They lived Liverpool, Perry Co., PA. Any info in Cumberland Co., PA, as Perry Co. was formed 1820 from Cumberland Co.?

CUSTER/CUSTARD - Saturday, 20-Mar-1999 17:33:33

Does anyone have information for these persons? JAMES CUSTER/CUSTARD b 9 Feb 1757 Whitpain/Skippack, Philadelphia Co. (now Montgomery Co.) PA MARGARET CUSTER/CUSTARD b 10 May 1759 Whitpain/Skippack, Philadelphia Co. (now Montgomery Co.), PA. ELIZABETH CUSTER/CUSTARD b 20 Feb Whitpain/Skippack, Philadelphia Co. (now Montgomery Co.), PA. JESSE CUSTER/CUSTARD b 5 Feb 1768 Whitpain/Skippack, Philadelphia Co. (now Montgomery Co.), PA. Father of the above JOHN CUSTER/CUSTARD. Mother is not known (could be MARY UMSTEAD/UMSTAT/UMSTADT. Would like any info for the above persons.


Does anyone have info for MARY UMSTEAD/UMSTAT/UMSTADT m JOHN CUSTARD/CUSTER at OLD SWEDE'S CHURCH, Merion Twp., Montgomery Co. PA? John b c1732 Worcester Twp., Montgomery Co. PA d 22 Feb 1794 Whitpain Twp. Montgomery Co., PA. John was the son of Peter and Ann (Godschalk) Custer. Who were MARY's parents? Death date and Place? Any other info.

FRANCES THOMAS/JOHN CUSTARD/CUSTER - Saturday, 20-Mar-1999 17:16:37

FRAMCES THOMAS m JOHN CUSTARD/CUSTER at Old St Micheal's Evangelical Luthran Church [built in 1743], Philadelphia, PA. The witnesses were Henrick Hencke and Joshua Thomas. I need the names of the parents of the bride and the parents of the groom.

PETER UMSTEAD/UMSTAT/UMSTADT - Saturday, 20-Mar-1999 16:29:13

PETER UMSTEAD/UMSTAT/UMSTADT, son of John Umstead/Umstat/Umstead and Mary Pennebacker, was b c1700 and d 1775 in Upper Salford Twp., Montgomery Co., PA. Did Peter marry? If so, need info on his family (names of children, etc). He had property in Limerick (Limrock, Whitpain and Skippack Twps., Montgomery Co., PA

GIDEON A. HUGHES - Saturday, 20-Mar-1999 15:58:05

Need death date for GIDEON A. HUGHES. He homesteaded late 1800's near Dodge City, Ford Co., KS. He died Spearville, Ford Co., KS. Death date and other info would be appreciated.

Attention: Wilson Surname Researchers! - Wednesday, 10-Mar-1999 02:31:34

For those doing Wilson Genealogy, this site is a must! Use this Url - http://members.tripodDOTcomXX/~Wilson_Network/message.htm
Wilson Network

family tree & history - Sunday, 28-Feb-1999 00:03:51

Just getting started on my family tree. I am from Toronto Ontario Canada. Looking for family onformation? Steve
Steve Bradbury

Morse, Hanks, Nelson, Martin surnames - Monday, 14-Dec-1998 16:15:42

I am searching for the descendants of Joe and Annie Hanks Morse. They were from Paxton, IL, later moved to Glendive MT, later to CA. I believe they are buried in CA. Annie had at least 1 brother, Milo Hanks. Joe and Annie had 4 children:

1) Nina Morse b1876 at Paxton, IL, d 1955 in SD Married William Blachford in SD

2) Austin Morse married Loretta Galliger in Glendive MT, had at least 1 child there, a son born in early 1918. Later moved to WA Possibly buried there.

3) Pearl Morse married John Nelson, 1 dau. Lydia Nelson. Pearl later married ? Mckinney who was in a wheelchair. Pearl later married ? Martin. Pearl lived in CA, I believe they are buried there.

4) George Morse b 1878 d Oct 1900 in Glendive MT of self inflicted gun shot wound. Was never married.

Would appreciate any information you have about the above people and/or their descendants. Thank you.

CARR/TOLHURST FAMILIES - Monday, 16-Nov-1998 07:48:49

CARR/ TOLHURST I am looking for two of my missing ancestors who were living in Cuyahoga County in the 1890's. Laura CARR, daughter of Lyman CARR and Rosamund WHITMAN; b. Aug. 22, 1833 in Massachusetts; m. May 15, 1855, Rev. Frederick TOLHURST, (b. Maidstone, Eng., Dec. 4, 1831; came to America when about 17 years of age), in Cuyahoga County, Ohio. He died in Bedford, Ohio, March 30, 1884, and is buried in the City of Bedford Cemetery. They had 4 children: Charles Frederick TOLHURST, b. Santa Fe, July 20, 1857; d. June 30, 1881. Nellie L. TOLHURST, b. Columbia, O., April 9, 1859; m. Oct. 20, 1880, Thomas RUSK, b. Reading, Pa., Feb. 6, 1859; a civil engineer; residence, 2449 Brocksville road, Cleveland; 2 c. Lillie May RUSK, b. April 25, 1882. Leanore Evaline RUSK b. Oct. 27, 1884. Mary E. TOLHURST b. Columbia, Oct. 9, 1864; d. Oct. 10, 1884. George Monroe TOLHURST, b. May 15, 1876. Further research in the Cleveland City Directories shows: 1898, P. 1062: Tolhurst Geo. M. driver, r. 534 Marcelline av. 1898, P. 1062: Tolhurst Laura, wid. r. 534 Marcelline av. 1899, P. 1074: Tolhurst George M., r. Fullerton, nr. Marcelline 1899, P. 1074: Tolhurst Laura, wid. r. Fullerton, nr. Marcelline Both names disappear from the 1900 City directory, and 1900 Federal census in Ohio. If anyone can help me to locate either Laura CARR, or George M. TOLHURST, please contact me. Also I am looking for information about Laura CARR'S brother, Lyman W. CARR. Lyman Whitman CARR, son of Lyman CARR and Rosamund WHITMAN: b. Nov. 11, 1837 in Massachusets. Married Aug. 4, 1865, Marilla E. CURTISS (CURTIS?), b. Dec. 11, 1836; in Ottawa County, Michigan; 4 children, born in Detroit, Michigan. Alice L. CARR, b. Sept 18, 1866; d. in infancy. William S. CARR, b. Aug. 4, 1868. Charles A. CARR, b. July 18, 1870; d. in infancy. George Lyman CARR, b. Jan. 10, 1876. The CARR family moved to Cleveland, Ohio in 1880 and Dr. CARR opened a clinic of hydropathic medicine on Euclid Ave. Further research in the Cleveland city directories gives me the following information: 1883, P. 104: Carr L. W. Dr. Office 303 Euclid, r. 136 Huron 1884, P. 110: Carr, L. W. Dr. r. 136 Huron 1885, P. 111: Carr Marilla E. Mrs. res 136 Huron. 1886, P. 107: Carr Marilla E. Mrs. r. 136 Huron 1886, P. 107: Carr W. S. clerk, r. 136 Huron 1887, P. 114: Carr Marilla E. Mrs. r. 136 Huron 1888, P. 118: Carr Marilla, wid. Lyman, r. ws. Compton, nr. Claasen 1889, P. 126: Carr Merilla, wid. Lyman, r. 59 Eagle. 1890, P. 130: Carr Merilla, wid. Lyman, r. 968 E. Madison. 1891, P. 144: Carr Marilla E., wid. L. W., r. 1477 Madison. 1891, P. 144: Carr Wm. S. hosemkr. r. 1477 E. Madison av. 1892, P. 150: Carr Marilla E., wid. L. W., r. 1477 E. Madison av. 1893, P. 148: Carr Marilla E., wid. L. W., r. 1477 Madison. 1893, P. 148: Carr George finisher, r. 1477 E. Madison Ave. 1893, P. 148: Carr William S. clk. r. 207 Lincoln ave. Marilla E. CARR died June 18, 1894, in West Cleveland. She is buried in the East Cleveland Cemetery. The grave is unmarked, and no other family members are buried there. I am looking for information about Dr. Lyman Whitman CARR. Where is he buried? Or any further information about the two sons: William S. CARR, and George CARR. Please contact me if you can help. Bruce Nordstrom
Bruce Nordstrom

Blaylock, Madison Twp., Butler County - Saturday, 07-Nov-1998 12:58:00

I'm looking for my GGGgrandfather's parents. All I know is that they had at least four offspring. John V. Blaylock, William B. Blaylock, Albert and Mary. John was married to Hannah Hammer on Christmas Day 1823 in Butler County. Earlier, William married Elizabeth Davis and Mary wed David Hunt on 5 Oct 1820. Can anyone help me find their parents?. Thank You...Gary
Gary Blaylock

Mother's Surname - Monday, 26-Oct-1998 22:38:22

I am researching my mothers surname, which is RYMERS. Mary Lyndores RYMERS, my grandfathers name was Benard Henry RYMERS. My mother was born in Portland Oregon, her dob June 26, 1923 date of her death Nov.20,1977. My grandfather's dob 1883, dod 11/11/1951. Any information greatly appreciated...
Darlis Winklepleck

My Surnames - Saturday, 29-Aug-1998 01:14:08

Hello, I'm researching the following:
Stary, Kozikowski, Murany, Muranko, Vargo, Balogh, Tarnay, Pacsa, Illes. Most of the families immigrated after the turn of the century, through Ellis Island to Cleveland, Ohio. Please drop me a line if you have any information. Thanks.
JoAnne, Webmaster

Name: Rose Klotz
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Kansas
Time: 2000-02-21 02:13:55
Comments: Joanne, enjoyed your web pages. It shows you really enjoy html. I can relate to your story about being satisfied to being only the aunt. I too came from a good size family of 8. Six survive. Being the oldest girl, I was in charge! So I too feel I have raised a family, my mothers. My cousin and I are getting into the genealogy search together. We are really enjoying it. Good luck with your searches! Rose

Name: Kim Schramm
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Cincinnati, OH
Time: 2000-01-22 20:00:10
Comments: I have been searching for info on how cemeteries are managed, formed, and maintained. I would like to decorate my fathers grave with more than plastic. So far, the cemetery where he is located only allows decorations up for a week or so. Are there some regulations that require this? I have checked with a few other cemeteries in the area and they all have the same policy. Mowing is the reason. Do you have any sources or assistance? I have been searching for months on why this is so. I have tried EVERYthing I can find on the internet and would like this policy changed. Any idea on how-to?

Name: Kathleen Stary Crowley
Referred by: Web search for Stary relatives
Time: 1999-11-29 10:50:36

Name: C.B.
Referred by: From a Friend
Time: 1999-11-12 05:28:58
Comments: Great site! Obviously a lot of work went into it.

Name: Jannelle
Referred by: looking up my family heritage on the internet led me to your homepage
Time: 1999-10-24 09:28:44
Comments: I know nothing of my family heritage and am hoping to find some family members i never knew existed

Name: Paul E.Vargovich
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Lorain, Oh 44055
Time: 1999-09-01 03:58:55
Comments: Hello Joanne Star, I was checking for a Aunt & Uncle. Anna & George Vargo, George shorten his name from Vargovich. In Crotia, there were many Varga's, so some names were changed to Vargovic`. I read to find any connections. Takes time to find information. Just starting out, so I have a long way to go. I enjoyed reading about your ancestors.

Name: Patty
Time: 1999-08-06 12:29:15
Comments: JoAnne, The site is just beautiful! You have worked wonders and the link base is enormous. Kudos on a job well done and thank you so much for the tribute to our little sweetheart, SQ.

Name: Jackie
Referred by: You!!!
Time: 1999-08-04 04:57:15
Comments: JoAnne, your site is wonderful!!! I am so very sorry that your nephew has passed away. My heart goes out to you and your family. God Bless YOU!!! Sending Love & Prayers, Jackie

Name: Tracy Dotson
Website: First Names Inc.
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Edgarton, W. Va. USA
Time: 1999-08-02 00:33:52
Comments: very nice looks like you put a lot of work into it hope to see you at my webpage soon have a great day

Name: Debbie Cardona
Website: Flannery Family Genealogy
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: Lorain
Time: 1999-07-15 05:44:37
Comments: We're neighbors! I live in Lorain. I loved your site. Very well laid out and easy to navigate. Keep up the good work and good luck in your research.

Name: Scott Muranko
Email: You got it (smile)
Referred by: You
Time: 1999-05-12 05:45:31
Comments: It was my pleasure to look at this page. You have done a wonderful job with it. Keep up this special work. Cousin Scott

Name: Kelly (Osvath) Zamonski
Time: 1999-02-24 07:00:18
Comments:'s me again. I forgot to tell you a great saying that I heard somewhere: "When an old person dies, it's like an entire library burning down" (unknown) I also saw the name Illes in your surnames. I am a kitchen designer and desiged a kitchen for Anne Illes here in Dayton. Her family belongs to the same Hungarian club that I belong to. Bye!

Name: Kelly (Osvath) Zamonski
Referred by:
Time: 1999-02-24 06:52:12
Comments: Hello fellow Ohioan & Hungarian! I am from Dayton. While surfing around, I found found your website along with a host of others! Your website shows the hard work and HEART you put into it. I applaud you! Reading the taped conversation with Gram was a treat! I wished that I had done the same with my grandma....she had many great stories about "the old country"....etc. I am guessing you and I are close in age. I am 34. I have my Hungarian family tree framed and hanging in my foyer. It dates back to the 1600's. I would love to do what you've done! You have given me inspiration....any advice would be appreaciated. Software? I read that your grandmother's family dropped the "i". I've heard (not sure if true) that if a Hungarian family name ends in and "i" or "h" is a noble name. Keep up the good work! Kelly

Name: dj
Time: 1999-01-24 09:36:03
Comments: a great page

Name: Schweickert-Stary Family
Referred by: Cousins!
Time: 1999-01-19 04:23:42
Comments: JoAnne, This is tremendous! Wonderful! Stupendous! Impressive. Thanks for sharing such a warm, informative web site. Mary-Therese and Michael

Name: Mary Lu Stary
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
Time: 1998-11-20 01:23:11
Comments: Just wanted you to know how proud of you I am!! I might not say it as often as I should, but you're one special kid!! Looking forward to new additions and any revisions. All my love, Mom

Name: Amy Brown
Website: Connect With Surnames
Referred by: Viewing another Guestbook
From: AL
Time: 1998-09-27 21:23:55
Comments: I think that you have a wonderful website that is a model of what a genealogy website should be! Happy hunting! :-)

Name: keith barron
Website: Dont drink and drive
Referred by: Just Surfed On In
From: indiana
Time: 1998-09-24 16:48:32
Comments: Nice page. I enjoyed the visit Keith's Page!

Name: Mary Lu Stary
Time: 1998-09-06 04:47:30
Comments: Good things come to those who wait and the wait was well worth it!! The new and improved Homestead is wonderful!! The pictures and text are super!! Everything about it is top notch, but then I've been saying that since you began this project. Terrific job, JoAnne!! I'm very proud and I know Dad is wearing a smile, bragging to anyone who will listen "up there" about his little girl!

Name: Mike
Time: 1998-07-30 06:21:00
Comments: You Have an Excellent Page Here, I really Enjoyed it.

Name: Ellen Lewin
Referred by: I found your site via my guestbook.
Time: 1998-07-25 03:11:00
Comments: You have a wonderful site! Thanks for sharing it with your fellow 'genie bugs'. Thanks too for visiting me at Shaking The Family Tree. I hope you will come back again soon.

Name: Lori Fox
Time: 1998-07-22 06:43:00
Comments: Hi JoAnne! Thank you very much for adding a link to the inGeneas website ( to your list of links. Your site is an excellent source of genealogical information and I am very happy to have our site mentioned on it. Wishing you continued success with your terrific site, Lori

Name: Barbara Farnham
Referred by: Just surfed in
Time: 1998-06-19 03:59:00
Comments: Enjoyed going through your page. I couldn't find any genealogy ties, but it was still fun to go through. Keep up the great work. Come by and visit my genealogy page.

Name: Honeyhill
Referred by: a genealogy graphics page
Time: 1998-06-18 05:25:00
Comments: Your page is very impressive. I was searching for genealogy pages. Good luck!

Name: Carmi
Time: 1998-06-07 11:03:00
Comments: Great homepage. Have enjoyed my visit here alot.Keep up the good work.*SMILE*

Name: Timothy Kotsay
Referred by: Laslo Apathy III
Time: 1998-06-06 07:32:00
Comments: Very nicely laid out. How did you make your webpage?

Name: Mary Lu Stary
Time: 1998-06-01 08:29:00
Comments: You know me-absolutly NO patience!! Can hardly wait to view the major renovation. I know it will be superb! You've done a splendid job, dear! I know the hours you've invested at libraries, cemeteries and driving everywhere to make sure your information was correct. Dad would have given you that little smirk and said, "well if that's the best you can do..." and he'd be as proud as the farm's only rooster at what you've accomplished. So go for it! And hurry with the new stuff already!!! All my love always Mom

Name: Catherine Zdanek
Time: 1998-05-20 04:58:00
Comments: I am just starting to do a medical geneaology of my family to provide my children some background to their ancestors and insights to their medical history. I started off by requesting death certificates for the relatives I knew personally. From that, I hope to get their ancestors' names. Do you have any suggestions where else I can look for more information? Many older relatives emigrated to the US from Poland and Slovakia. Thanks

Name: Kathy Rehus
Referred by: Plain Dealer Article
Time: 1998-05-19 1998 03:33:00
Comments: Great site! My brother is the genealogist in our family. We are Dutch, German, Scotch-Irish and Hungarian. He has only researched our mother's side of the family so far and has not gotten to our father's (the Hungarian). That's why my interest in your web page.

Name: Patty Stary
Time: 1998-05-08 05:30:00
Comments: Kudos JoAnne on the MASSIVE changes to the Homested. It has really blossomed into an excellent guide to the family as well as a resource for others. I must admit I am humbled and thouroughly impressed!!

Name: Deb Silva
Referred by: JoAnne
Time: 1998-04-20 05:31:00
Comments: Hi JoAnne Thank you for stopping by my site.You have done a wonderful job.I enjoyed traveling through your pages. Deb

Name: Dale Meermans
Time: 1998-04-19 02:30:00
Comments: Your Dad and I first met in college (1960) at the University of Dayton. Within a year, I met your Mom and her best high school friend (my future wife) Helen Chabek. Together, Helen and I watched you and your brothers & sister grow. We drifted our ways in the mid 70's only to be brought back together after the passing of your Dad in 1996.

Name: Don Myers
Time: 1998-04-13 10:42:00
Comments: Great page! Thanks!

Name: Jim Stary
Referred by: AOL word search
Time: 1998-03-28 08:54:00
Comments: JoAnne, I was inspired by this evening's conversation to see if I could find your page on the WEB. I glanced through and what I saw was interesting! I am sure you will keep searching and I'll check back from time to time. Just remember that when you check out other links, the name was anglicized when your great grandfather emigrated to America. In the AustroHungarian empire the family name was Stari. This might help your search. Have you been to the WRHS library in University Circle? They have a lot of archive material from past census' The little searching that has been done has located some other addresses in the city for relatives on your Grandmother Stary's side of the family. Happy searching!

Name: JennyLinn
Referred by: Surfed in through the Surname webring.
Time: 1998-02-12 01:48:00
Comments: Nice site. I am looking for my ancestors most of which are in Lawrence County Ohio at some point in time. Please check my site to see if we might be linked.

Name: Faye-Linda McGovern
Referred by: You signed my guestbook
Time: 1998-02-07 03:36:00
Comments: Thank you for inviting me to your site. It is wonderful and it shows you have done a lot of hard work. My boyfriend is doing the same thing and I know what it involves to trace your ancestry!

Name: Mary Lu Stary
Time: 1998-12-29 05:25:00
Comments: Congrats on the new acclaims. And the format is really super! I'm looking forward to viewing the rest and can hardly wait until the "coming soon" is here. Keep up the splendid work, dear...your Dad would have been singing your praises to anyone who would listen! All my love, Mom

Name: Roy A. Shipman
Referred by: Planted Family Tree.
Time: 1998-12-27 10:51:00
Comments: I am always happy to find others who share my interest in looking for their family history and feel that someday the internet will make us all kin in some way.

Name: Dona
Referred by: A friend
Time: 1998-01-22 05:20:00
Comments: Hi Jo Anne, What an impressive site you've developed here! I'm proud to give you the Cain Connections Ancestral Award. It was a pleasure exploring your genealogy and history page and you deserve the highest praise for your accomplishment and dedication! For those of you addicted to genealogy, and researching Cain/Kain, Maloney, Lemke, Campbell, Lucherand, Balmer/Palmer, White, and many others too numerous to mention, please stop by. With warmest regards, - Dona at Cain Connections.

Name: Chris Stern
Referred by: You invited me by signing my Guestbook.
Time: 1997-12-31 11:07:00
Comments: Hi JoAnne, Enjoyed visiting your site. It is nicely organized, and you have some very useful information. Have a Happy and safe New Year

Name: Virginia Marin
Time: 1997-12-30 03:26:00
Comments: Enjoyed your site very much. Good presentation.

Name: E Steed
Time: 1997-12-15 03:17:00
Comments: like the site layout very informative. My wife's family supposed to come from Poland/German border surname Ginder or Gender with/out "s" at end

Name: Coral Williams
Time: 1997-12-14 04:47:00
Comments: Joanne, Thank you for the concise links to the net. It is a great shortcut and your page is a beauty. My homepage is a work in progress and much more learning is needed before I can advertize where it is.

Name: Chuck *Doc* Stewart
Time: 1997-12-12 10:20:00
Comments: Site looks great Joanne. Sure know where to go if I want to look up my family tree. :-) Just wanted to stop in and wish you and yours a Safe and Happy Holiday Season. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and to all your site visitors. Keep up the good work on your pages.

Name: Udo Herkenroth
Time: 1997-12-11 01:42:00
Comments: Hallo, by surfing the GenRing I visited your very interesting genealogy-pages. Herzliche Gruesse aus Germany Udo

Time: 1997-12-08 09:30:00
Comments: Great site! We've been talking about doing our own search lately, and your work makes it easier (and more interesting than musty libraries). I'm looking forward to exploring in greater detail.

Name: Thomas S. Allen
Time: 1997-12-08 02:16:00
Comments: Most impressive! I see you even have a Thomas Allen in the family. Who knows, maybe we're related.

Name: Valerie Dugan
Time: 1997-12-06 03:30:00
Comments: JoAnne, Your mother and I went through the many facets of your limitless work here, and I have to say I am very impressed and moved. You've done so much work, and I'm sure it was motivated by your heart. Amazing! Valerie

Name: Patti Hart
Time: 1997-12-05 07:18:00
Comments: Outstanding. Have never seen anything so complete, so informative, so many worthwhile links.

Name: Mary Lu Stary
Time: 1997-12-03 06:35:00
Comments: JoAnne, how absolutely wonderful. You've done a terrific job with the page, dear...Dad really would be proud!! I know how long you've worked on it and your dedication to the project really shows. Homestead is something the entire family can be proud of, now and in the years to come. One day Noodle and Cole will be scrolling through its pages and be as impressed with their Auntie as I am! Super, super job! All my love, Mom

Name: Patricia Stary
Time: 1997-12-03 10:41:00
Comments: JoAnne, What a great site! I always knew you were the brains of the family! Seriously I like the format alot, it is nice for me because I do not know much about that side of the family tree and it gives me an avenue in which to investigate. It is also nice to see oneself in the grander scheme of things. Two thumbs up on an excellent job and a great dedication. Love ya, Patty

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