Our memorial to Edith Balsly

Edith was the matriarch of our family… the glue that held our families together and she will forever be an inspiration to us all. My grandma played a large part of NOT ONLY my childhood, but my entire life. She has always been there… at Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, birthdays and every other significant event. I […] Read More

Researching the following surnames

I am researching the following surnames: Armitage, Atkinson, Balsly, Boeres, Boone, Capal, Ciner, Dornette, Dovey, Fesler / Fessler, Greiser/ Grieser, Hathaway, Heberger, Helfrich, Heninger, Holzhause, Jarman, Kenderdine, Klapkova, Kopstain, Kopstein, Lambert, Lichtfusz / Lichtfuss, Lienweber, Litzenberg, Lucas, Morgan, Nisonger, Ohlhauser, Oberwitte, Schmaltz, Schmidt, Schneider, Siebert / Seibert, Wright If you would like to share any […] Read More

Farewell to a Morgan

June Morgan passed on August 10, 2006, but she remains in our hearts. She was an incredible person who meant a lot to us all. She was a devoted, loving mother and wife and we will truly miss, but never forget, her. May she rest in peace and watch over us from above. God Bless […] Read More

Searching for the Kopstein family from Bohemia

I have searched and searched and haven’t been able to trace back the Kopstein family past Frank James Kopstein, born Feb 1843 in Bohemia Czechoslovakia, and Catherine Mary Klapkova, born about 1853 in Bohemia Czechoslovakia. My great grandfather was James Steven Capal (Kopstein). He was the son of Frank and Mary Kopstein. He is a […] Read More

Found! James Capal’s draft card!

I found James Capal’s draft card on It was filled out in Newport, KY in Sept. of 1918. His sister’s name is listed and her address. A great find! Susan.