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This family history site is dedicated to four main families. My paternal side: Smith and Rice (main surnames are: Smith, Rice, Petersen, Linebrink, Kennel, Hughes, Dickey, Castor, Myers, Severns, King, Haynes, Church, Wineland, Stone, Crowell, Peck, Tracy, Nickerson, Williams and Snow) and my maternal side: VanHaelewyn and Pudlo (main surnames are VanHaelewyn, Van de Poele, Pudlo and Kielbasa).

My ancestors on the Smith side originate from Schleswig, Denmark and the Rices were from England, then Kerry, Ireland. The VanHaelewyn family comes from Klerken, Belgium and the Pudlo's were from the small village of Lubno, Austria.

New to the site? The best way to find information, pictures or documents for your family is to use the search boxes at the upper left corner of the main page and locate the person you are looking for. Each person has their individual page and you will see anything connected to them there. Once on the individual pages, you can also click on the children's or parents' names to see those pages. Photo's are always at the bottom. You are welcome to scroll through the photo's or obituaries links to the left but you will scroll through literally hundreds of them to find the people you are looking for and that can take a lot of time.

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