My personal journey documenting many fascinating ancestors and how it has changed who I thought I was.
This website contains my on-going journey researching and documenting my personal family history.
For the past 20 years I have researched my family ancestry using many different methods for finding and then verifying the information that I have uncovered. By combining multiple research methods, I have managed to discover a vast family history that otherwise may have remained lost to time.
Family research can be rewarding, exciting, frustrating and full of surprises. The key to success is being patient, knowing what tools work well and what do not. Most of all it requires persistence and careful verification of your findings. The rewards are well worth the effort as my own family discoveries will show.
My journey has been an eye-opening experience, changing almost everything I thought I knew about my family history.
My research has been frustrating at times but the hours of research have taken me down paths of discovery that I never thought were possible.
This website is a work-in-progress and contains my notes, comments and as many facts as I can manage to about the numerous fascinating people that share my bloodline.
Many of the names contained in the following pages will be familiar to the reader, and I have endeavored to explain my relationship to each person. My inclusion of distant family members is not meant to infer that I know them personally (for those famous cousins who are still with us) as, to date, I have not met any of my famous distant cousins; I include them because they are part of my family's history, and I want to be able to help current and future family members connect with our shared history.
I dedicate this website to all of my family & friends who have supported this research and helped along the way, as well as all of my ancestors & relatives who have made a difference in this world, big and small. I hope that this site will help some of my fellow family members, both near and distant, to believe in themselves; our family contains many people who have made significant contributions to our world, and so can you! - Brad Taylor