This web site is dedicated to the study and
sharing of our Family History. I became interested
in exploring this history after we began having
children of our own. It seemed really important to
me that I be able to explain their heritage to them
when they were older. I began by asking questions
of relatives, and discovered that some of our
family lines had already been researched. Soon, I
had acquired alot of information and a genealogy
program to track it. As the next step is to begin
the painstaking task of verifying the data that I
do have, as well as continuing to follow lines back
in time, it seemed only natural to publish this
information on the Internet for others to review,
comment on, and add to it. This site contains the
basic genealogical information as it relates to our
direct ancestors such as birth dates, occupation
etc. In addition, I have attempted to provide
information about the history and historical
setting of each line as I understand it. It seems
to me that the study of genealogy is made more
substantial when one has an understanding of the
historical happenings surrounding our ancestors'
lives. As our history is primarily one of
immigration to the New World, an understanding of
the reasons behind soemone leaving everything they
know to pursue a life in a foreign land is
imperative. Most of the time, these reasons are
rooted in the belief that they will find a better
life for themselves and their decendants. The least
we can do to honor their courage and sacrifice is
collect and preserve our genealogy.
I have divided the site into two primary areas.
The first area is the narrative history and
Register Reports of each family line ending with my
children's Great Great Grandparents. The surnames I
am tracing are those o fthis generation. Why this
generation? No reason other than that information
was readily available back to this point. To see
how my children are descended from these people,
check out the Pedigree Chart
The second area contains the full database of
basic genealogical information organized along
family groups, and presented in a web card format.
Most of this content is generated directly by my
genealogy software, Reunion 5.0 by
Leister Productions . I highly recommend this
software to all Mac users. Also provided are an
index, and source citations where available.
I have only just begun the arduous process of
verifying and documenting this data. Unless a
source is noted, assume the data to be unverified,
and use it cautiously.
Please email me at dean at de-freitas dot com
with any comments or information you may have.