Jessica & Brian Hafner Family TreeUpdated July 24, 2008
Jessica Leah Hafner
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| I started doing research on my family history when my aunt passed down the family information she had been holding on to.
Then my mother added research done on our familiy that dates back to the 11th century. Then I started finding more family tree books to add in. Until now I can't even take credit for any of the research done! I'm just compiling everything I find in the family that was already done by other family members, usually years old. Once that is done I will go on to my own, more detailed research.
In addition to compiling all the information in the books, I have talked to (and still do) to as many family members as I can, when I can, as much as I can, and am constantly finding new sources.
I am also researching my husband's family history, which will be included in everything I do.
My goals in doing all of this research are: to make the knowledge available to our families, to compile an ultimate written family history in the form of a long, long story and possibly fictional story based on some of the familiy, just to let imagination run wild on how things could have happened and what our ancestors could have been like.
I also want to build a physical representation of the entire family tree - one you will be able to walk up to, under and around to see everybody. And, if possible, I want to start tracing illnesses inherited down the various branches of our tree.
I've set my goals very high, so it will take a long time to accomplish them, but I think that, in the end, everybody will be thrilled to be able to experience every part of their family throughout time and throughout the world.
I will update this site as often as I can, so don't forget to stop by regularly for those updates.
P.S. If you think you've found a mistake or you have more information about the family, please email me.
I have included some pictures (whatever I had). You can find those by clicking on each person in the "Index of Individuals" - there's a little camera icon next to each person with a photo.
If you have pictures you would like me to add either to the private family collection or online, just email them to me.
Interesting facts in our family:
-There are over 6000 people in our tree!!
-The ealiest recorded birth I have found was in 1017(!) - Baron of Bousis - related to the Hay family - my maternal grandmother.
-We have had family members in every branch of the U.S. military and some foreign militaries.
-I have found a distant relative who died in the First Crusade, some who fought in the Civil War and some in other wars.
-Our families have lived in Germany, Denmark, Austria, France, England, Hungary, Romania, Israel, Netherlands, Canada, and of course the USA.
-I may have found a direct connection to the Hafner family in Kist, Germany, where Brian's great-grandfather was from.
-There is a clan tartan for the Hay family. It's too long to put here, so if you'd like to read it, email me.
I want to thank everybody who's helped me find out more information and correct the old. Thank You!!
P.S. The program I use will only let me upload 2000 people. Since we have more than three times that amount of individuals, I excluded anybody I had neither a full name, nor a birth date for, no matter where they were on the tree.
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