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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, VandePoele, DeGraeve, VanRobaeys, Pudlo/Pudlow 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 right corner of this 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 thousands of them to find the people you are looking for.

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A Small Request From Your Host (and probably your cousin!): I pay for this site on a monthly basis and I never charge anything. All I ask in return is that you contribute in what small way you can. I'm no longer sharing everything I have compiled and paid for only to get no help. If you do not have anything, that's understandable but if you do have information that's missing or, especially old pictures of the family, I ask that you please share. It only benefits all of us and I'll happily give you credit, too.

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