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MY FAMILY FILE CABINET

Updated October 16, 2006

donell@harborside.com

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This website is dedicated to my family and its many branches....and is my contribution to the preservation of our families legacy. I hope that the information that I have compiled here will be able to give you a better idea of where you came from....and of whom your ancestors were.

I am currently tracing many lines of my family tree and I have tried to be as accurate as possible. Please feel free to contact me if you think I have made some errors or if you think that you might fit into the "mix" somehow....I am always glad to meet some new "cousins!"

At the present time I am primarily focusing on my "FRAZIER" and McFARLAND" family lines....We are in the first phases of organizing a "Frazier Family Reunion" this summer, which is something I am really looking forward to!!!
I hope you enjoy the very insightful words of Tom Ninkovich, on "FAMILY REUNIONS" :


"We all have a story -- the personal story of our lives -- which, of course, is intricately intertwined with our family story. Most of this story is imbedded somewhere in the misty past where truths and untruths and dreams mingle. Some of us try to find out as much as possible about this story, others try just as hard to not learn more than they already know, others try to alter it to fit their needs. Some will tell their story at the drop of a hat, others are very secretive about it. But one thing's for sure: our story is always changing. If we try at all, we can always find out new things about our past.

And with every new thing we find, we become a slightly different person -- hopefully for the better. And therein lies the secret and the power of the past, and of reunions. Each new segment of our story, as we carefully pick it up, wipe it on our sleeves, and put it in place, can help us better understand ourselves, where we've been and where we're headed. Such knowledge can only lead to a better society and a better understanding of the world we live in.

I submit that our story is the most valuable thing we own. One thing for sure: it will far outlive us. One of the strongest needs a person has is to tell this story, especially as one gets older. But before a story can be told it must first be learned. After all, we can't know our story until we know where we came from. To know where we came from we must talk with, or at least "rub elbows" with, those who came before. We must learn their story to more fully understand our own.

And of course, this story exudes from all of us at all moments, whether we wish it to or not. In fact, most people don't actually "tell" their story, they show it. But both the "told" story and the "observed" one are important. One polishes the other and a combination of the two is a closer rendering of the truth.

A reunion is like a small showcase of your family story. It's all laid out there in front of you for you to read and interpret and contribute to as you wish. Reunions are rare opportunities. I encourage each of you to pay close attention when planning one and when attending one. Future generations will be very grateful."

-- Tom Ninkovich
Auberry, California, 1998




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  • McFarland Family Gedcom (1098 KB)
    This Gedcom outlines my research on the Family of Samuel Arthur McFarland & Jane Priscilla Morrow. Primarily focusing on those descendants who settled in Burnet Co; Texas.
 

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