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My genealogy efforts are relatively recent, having done research since December 2005. I began research in earnest after inheriting papers and research from my maternal grandmother, Leah Bernice (Hall) Esteb (1909-1992) which she worked on during the 1970s-1980s (link to photo of Esteb family home:

Work in Progress

The following links refer to sites where information and research may be found about for family lines listed in the Research section on the right. Comments, corrections and updates welcome!

Family History Blog [1] Blog with selective family history information and photographs

Public Gallery of Family Photographs [2] Scanned photographs owned by poster uploaded to albums by family line

Search genealogy data for family lines listed in Research section: [3] GenCircles site that includes genealogy data for all individuals currently on file

The Genealogist's Psalm

Genealogy is my pastime, I shall not stray; It maketh me to lie down and examine halfburied tombstones. It leadeth me into still Court Houses, it restoreth my ancestral knowledge. It leadeth me in paths of census records and ships' passenger lists for my surname's sake. Yea, though I walk through the shadows of research libraries and microfilm readers, I shall fear no discouragement; for a strong urge is within me; the curiosity and motivation they comfort me. It demandeth preparation of storage space for the acquisition of countless documents; it anointest my head with burning midnight oil, my family group sheets runneth over. Surely birth, marriage, and death dates shall follow me all the days of my life; and I shall dwell in the house of a family-history seeker forever. --Wildamae Brestal

Epitaph in Nantucket, Massachusetts 1880 Under the sod and under the trees Lies the body of Jonathan Pease: He is not here, there's only the pod Pease shelled out and went to God.