Genealogy Trails - Point of Beginning

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Welcome! This website was created on Mar 09 2005 and last updated on May 08 2014.

There are 1665 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the birth of West, Thomas, [Sir Knight] in 1290. The most recent event is the death of Holstlaw, Leanna Joy in 2011.The webmaster of this site is Michel Moller. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.

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About Genealogy Trails - Point of Beginning
Point of beginning, name is derived from the Point of Beginning marker. This 
point of reference is where in 1831 Michigan Territory surveyor Lucius Lyons 
began to map out the part of the area that would become Wisconsin. This Point 
of Beginning is the spot where the fourth principal meridian crosses the 
Illinois/Wisconsin border, just south of Hazel Green in Grant County. 

Grant County was the Point of Beginning for many of my ancestors in Wisconsin.  
The Howard, Gregory and Moller Families all have their Wisconsin roots in the 
Platteville area. The Munson and Gundlachs were some of the first to settle in 
Clifton Township near current day Livingston.

All branches of our family can be traced back 100 to 170 years in Wisconsin!
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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.


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