We have been working on tracing our families for about 23 years as a couple and Michelle has actually been doing genealogy research for about 42 years. We’ve had quite a bit of success with the project. At first, we thought we’d try keeping the project small by trying to find the initial person who immigrated to this country in each family line. We didn’t realize what a monumental task that would actually be. We currently have over 10,000 people in our database and we still haven’t been able to trace all of our family lines out of the country.
We’d like to dedicate this project to our two sons, Ben and Sam. We hope that someday they will also take an interest in your family history and will carry on where their dad and mom left off.
Can You Help Us?
If you’d like to help us further this project, please consider donating. It takes a lot of time and resources to not only do the research but to also make all of our information public for our entire family to enjoy. You can help us by clicking on the donate button below!
Main Family Lines:
Caskey Family – Have found ancestors back 15 generations. We’ve traced the Caskey line back to Robert Caskey of Ireland/Scotland
(other last names: Barringer, Clark, Cleveringa, Collins, Gould, Hadley, Hendriks, Herrick, Holmes, Hough, House, King, Lovett, Martin, McColl, McIntyre, McVean, Moon, Newman, Owen, Pennings, Purdy, Postema, Salmon, Shepard, Sparrow, Stark, Stevens, Torrenga, Turner, VanAuken, VerHoeven, Wasson, Woodward, Worthington)
Bergy Family – Have found ancestors back 14 generations. We’ve traced the Bergy line back to Hans Ulrich Bergey (1702-1762) of Switzerland
(other last names: Bowman, Brand, Carr, Cress, Eby, Farnham, Graybill, Hoke, Hoover, Huber, McKinney, McRoberts, Mohler, Mote, Parks, Rockwood, Snider, Souder, Tobias, Torme, Wagner, Wenger, Winey, Yaw)
Smith Family – Have found ancestors back 22 generations. We’ve traced the Smith line back to Cornelius Smith of New York
(other last names: Austin, Benson, Bradley, Bump, Cooper, Dunham, Freeman, Gardell, Garn, Hawkins, Hoff, Jolls, Larson, Lawton, Leahy, Newton, Ogden, Olson, Ormsbee, Owens, Pringle, Reynolds, Richmond, Sanders, Shue, Smith, Varnum, Wertz, Wheaton)
Laude Family – Have found ancestors back 17 generations. We’ve traced the Laude line back to Ernest Laude of Germany
(other last names: Caswell, Bacon, Blodgett, Bussler, Frizell, Fusdal, Green, Grey, Hatfield, Jones, Lange, Lee, Lichfelt, Marrison, Morgan, Morse, Parmlee, Paasch, Pierce, Rukhoff, Stevens, Whitaker)