About 16 years ago or thereabouts, I discovered a small hand-drawn family tree among my mother's things. It was of her father's family from Lithuania, and it was drawn by my mother's Lithuanian cousin. His father was my grandfather's brother, and had remained in Lithuania with the rest of the family when my grandfather made the trip to America around 1913.

I never met my grandfather. He died when my mother was only 13. She always spoke of him with so much love, that I had always wanted to know more about him. Now here was my opportunity. So I found some family tree software, and input into it the details of my grandfather's Lithuanian family tree.

Now, three websites and over a decade later, this endeavor has grown a bit, and presently includes more family members, including parts of my husband's family, plus the beginnings of a real genealogical database with the potential to add and organize much more data.

My hope is that family members will find this repository of family relationships, photographs, and stories as fascinating as I do. This database-driven website will display in a beautifully organized manner family relationship charts, photographs, obituaries, documents, notes, stories, and much more.

We'd love to hear any stories or reminiscences you have about our respective families. There's a lot of missing information as well, and if you discover anything you'd like to add to, correct, or change, there are forms available on every person's pages to send us your suggestions. We'd love for you to register for the site, and I can make sure you get the appropriate level of access.

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