What we hope to do with this site is not duplicate the resources available elsewhere, but point people to existing resources, and serve as an entry point for the thousands of our family members who are new to this part, the Maryland to Kentucky part, of their family history.
As part of that, rather than duplicate information available elsewhere, we ask that you send us links to those resources. We are especially interested in sites that have information for the various surnames. We will place those links in a post when we receive them, and ad the links to the Family Sites and Sources page.
We are not yet sure how this will play out, as we are just at the beginning, but we look forward to hearing from those of you who have spent years working on your family history and are willing to share with others. Ideally, your information is already hosted on a web site or blog that we can link to rather than posting that information here. If you need a web site, we suggest you consider setting up a free blog at http://wordpress.com/ . WordPress is easy to use blogging software that has millions of users all over the world. (Did we mention you can set up a WordPress blog for FREE at wordpress.com ?)
We also hope to keep the biennial reunions going. But our immediate task is to make this site useful – so let us know what you believe would be useful. You can email us at
mdtoky -at- gmail.com
Christopher and Leslie Hielig