Forest for the Trees

Kurtz
-Alden
-Eckenbarger 

-Knodle

-Kretsinger

-Ziegler 

 

Minium
-Pribyl
 

Vance
-Welch

 

Ruiz
-Rey
 

Fontana

 

Barnes
 

Walker

-Alsup

-McIntosh

 

Cook

-Short

 

Wittorff

-Stecher

 

Taylor

-Beers

-Harrell

 

 

A Family History Website

 by Jason Gustav Kurtz

 

NEW!!!!  --  Reunion 2010 -- Yearbook for 2010

 

This has been in the works for a long time, and frankly, with all of the poor information on the net, I couldn't wait any longer.  Every day a tree is cut down from the family forest forever.  Relatives die, and the family memories go with them. 

 

 

Blackduck logging camp, Feb 22, 1903

A Knodle relative is in this picture, but who it is in the picture is a mystery.

 

I consider myself a family historian, more than an amateur genealogist.  I use the "cluster" research method, which means for my direct ancestors, I have done research on their immediate families as well.  This provides troves of information, and a story usually develops  and becomes clear, with more pieces of the puzzle, creating a "forest" for the "trees".

 

I hope you find this site informative, and useful. Please feel free to send me information, and alert me to errors! This whole site is being created to provide accurate information.

 

I am relatively well versed in all of the family groups at left, but some I have considerable more information on than others.  The bolded names at left are all the surnames of my grandparents*, and those of my wife Jenny.

 

*Kretsinger is actually my great-grandmother's side, but I have the most extensive information on that branch. 

†My mother was adopted at birth, and I have just begun researching her birth parents, the Fontana and Barnes Lines.

 

 

Please be patient with me while I add information to the links.

 


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