My Family Tree
One of the main purposes of my site is to have a place to talk about and share information concerning my Family Tree. I have only been working on my Family History / Family Tree since about 2006. As such, I never had to do any genealogy the hard way by going to court houses, Archives, etc. I have been lucky to have been able to do most of my research with the aid of the internet. In my opinion the internet is a great medium to share and collaborate with people on Family Tree's. An older version of itowler.com had a family tree online that was integrated into the main site. When I switched the software running the site, I elected to run the family tree as a "separate" site and now it has its own home that can be found here.
Surnames of Interest
There are several Surname's that I am actively working on, but I focus most of my attention on the Towler / Toler / Toller surname. In addition to the Towler / Toler / Toller surname I work on the following: Arbuckle, Hoffman, Spaugh/Spach, Essig/Essix. You can click on the Bold surname's and that will take you to my blog posts about that surname. There are plenty of other related families as well that I occasionally find myself working on such as: Tinsley, Dixon, Cox/Coxe, Surface, and Griffith.
Towler / Toler / Toller
This is my Surname, and most of the work that I do centers on my direct line. I would have to say that a "Central Figure" in this line is Joseph "Big Daddy" Toler. With help from other Towler / Toler researcher's I have proven my line back to Joseph. Getting past Joseph's father seems to be a task that it proving to be more difficult.
Spaugh / Spach
I am also a direct descendant of Adam Spach. The Adam Spach line is well documented and there are plenty of resources out there that can be used as reference. Adam was a key figure in the early Moravian Church in America.
Hoffman / Huffman
The Hoffman's are one of my biggest stumbling blocks, and I have fun trying to figure out what went on in this family. As far as my research is concerned, the "Central Figure" of the family is Maggie Hoffman. I am still finding new things all the time with this family.
Another well documented line. The Arbuckle's are a Huge family, and have left a great trail for genealogists to follow. The "Central Figure" in my research is Thomas Arbuckle.