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ABOUT THE JAMES - EVA FAMILY TREE:
First and foremost, I must give credit to my grandmother, Carol Ann (Atcheson)
Eva, without who's plastic bin full of genealogical research, documents, and old
photos (in no particular order), this website would not have been possible.
My family research began with opening this plastic bin (The
Blue Box). As I sorted through the names, stories and photos, my knowledge of my
ancestors grew, but what grew even more was my curiosity of the missing ancestors,
the un-researched branches that had names, faces, and stories that had yet to be
discovered and put in their rightful places.
In the four or so years since I first opened the Blue Box, I
have expanded on my grandmother's information and begun my own research on the
missing branches, which included all of my father's side - something I am
proud of as I had to begin it on my own, from scratch.
Along the way, I've found many interesting ancestors like
Thomas Newcomen who invented the Newcomen Steam Engine that lead to the Industrial
Revolution and his great great great great great great great great great great great
great great great grandfather, Hugh le Neucomen who hobnobbed during the Crusades
with another ancestor of mine, King Richard the Lion-Hearted. More recently, the
Hauswirth family, who were some of the first people in my home town, played a very
important role in the city's growth and development. My great great great great
grandfather John R. Hauswirth was the third to sign an 1875 petition establishing the
city I live in, in what was still called the Montana Territory at the time.
I've discovered my deep roots in America, including immigrants
to Virginia and the realms of the Pennsylvania Dutch, decades before The Declaration
of Independence was even an idea as well as grandparents who only recently came to
the U.S. from Germany, Switzerland, Sweden, England, and Ireland.
I've collected many photographs (seven generations, in some
cases) and have been amused by the family resemblances passed from parent to
I've heard and read stories, both saddening and hilarious,
from books, websites, and talks with family members.
It has been quite an experience that has blossomed into a
mildly obsessive addiction that both my mother (whom I must also give credit to for
her equal effort in this tree) and I have grown to love.
As of now, I am in the process of putting my work so far
online, hoping to share it with others while adding to it as I trudge onward in the
never ending battle with old census records, birth certificates, Google searches, and
the great mystery of Prussian records.
As anyone who's ever done research into their own genealogy
knows, some branches are easier to find information on than others. So, if you
happen across this site and have any information (names, dates, photographs, stories,
or anything at all) you believe pertains to this family and would be willing to
please feel free to contact me. Also, if you notice any mistakes, as this is a work
in progress and I am only human (and sometimes a bit spacey at that), please let me
Enjoy the site, and sign the guest book if it strikes your
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family and wish to obtain a visitor password, please contact me.
Getting Around There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.
In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.