I am a mutt. And since I am a mutt, the stories my family have created have ranged from the poorest Irish immigrants, to a Rockefeller that helped create this country; from German settlers that trace back hundreds of years, to Italian settlers that came here in the last 100 years; from farmers, carmen, and heroic soldiers tasked with finding John Wilkes Booth to bumbling felons on the FBI’s Most Wanted list.

Every family has a story; mine are important to me, and my relatives. You may find stories here that inspire, that puzzle you and that makes you want to find stories about your own family.

The stories and facts contained here will evolve as long as I continue to research my ancestors.