Family Tree / Genealogy

The Family Tree portion of the site is now back!  You can find it by following this link.  You will need your username and password.  Email me if you have lost it.

Go to the Online Family Tree


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 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.