After working on my family history on and off again since 1973; this is my attempt to web-enable my research. I am using the program "The Master Genealogist" (TMG) by Wholly Genes Software to maintain my family history data and John Cardinal's "Second Site" program to create the web pages. Wholly Genes closed down in 2014, and have been looking at alternatives.
This website tries to document the descendants of the following main family lines and handful of collateral lines; also records some of the family of my wife, Terri (Struck) Redman: John Hearn, Jacob Ruple/Rupel (1735-1797), Henry Perkins (1555-1609), Francis Purdy (1595-1658), Dirck Hoogland(1637), Jeremiah McCarthy (1787-1882), William McGinnis (1831-1918), Frank Sklenar (1828-1904), Jacob Nestaval (1801-1885).
Over the years, I have corresponded with many near and distant relatives in the search of the elusive name, date or place. Looking for even the minor additions and corrections.
In the last few years the amount of genealogy research that has been made available on the Internet has grown dramatically. You are now able to locate some vital records, obituaries, census images and so much more on the Internet. With tools provided by such sites as www.ancestry.com, you able to search a census name index and then go directly to an image of the census page. This has provided a boom to my research, on numerous persons that I thought were at a dead-end.
One new tool being looked at in the field of genealogy, is the use of DNA to try and verify common ancestors. I have DNA test results from both FamilyTreeDNA.com and Ancestry.com: With FamilyTreeDNA had the Y-Chromosome 111-marker test (paternal) and the mtDNA test(maternal) and FamilyFinder. With Ancestry.com had the Y-Chromosone 46-marker test (paternal). On FamilyTreeDNA, I belong to multiple projects: Perkins, Purdy, Heron, Maryland DNA, Czech and McGinnis. On Ancestry.com, I belong to the Harn Group.My Ancestry.com DNA Ethnicity Estimate provided following breakdown: England, Wales & Northwestern Europe 43%, Ireland and Scotland 35%, Germanic Europe 13%, Baltic States 7%, Norway 2% My FamilyTreeDNA.com DNA Ethnic makeup provided following breakdown: British Isles 39% Europe East 60%
As this is still a work in-progress, I know there may be some errors in the data, and I take full responsibility for that. If you detect an error or missing data, please let me know.
Depending on what site you are viewing this on, not all of the data is available. Specifically, birth information for all living and probable living persons are excluded from any data that is presented on a public web site.