Pictured above are the four daughters of Charley and Nellie (Kelly) Hinson. From left to right: Mattie Frances Wilkes, Mary Lucille White, Charley Mae Wilkes, Nellie Blanche Couch. Blanche outlived her sisters and died at age 100 on February 19, 2016. She would have turned 101 just three months later.
What started out almost 20 years ago as research into my maternal (Hinson) line and a site for the descendants of my great grandparents, has developed over the years into a massive undertaking. After a few years into my research, I was able to track down a half-sister who gave me lots of information on my birth father's line and now I'm happy to include Harold Bryant Williams in my research.
Once I put the data online for my family, I began to get queries from others researching Hinson lines and added their lines to the database. From that point, collateral lines were added until today we have over 6,000 families and almost 20,000 individuals in our database. Much of this information was submitted by my close and distant cousins, many of whom have become dear friends via the site.
However, the database has now become a bit unwieldy and with no help or funding, I made some major changes as of the first of 2014. I now only host the ancestral lines for my wife and myself and a few others. I also include collateral lines (2nd, 3rd, cousins, in-laws, etc., but I have removed all lines and individuals that are not related to me or my wife in some way. Even then, I was left with a tree that has almost 1500 families and almost 5000 individuals.
I do my best to show source information for all facts but still cannot fully guarantee the accuracy of all information found herein. Please give diligent care to do your personal work before adding any of this info to your tree.
As you browse the site, take whatever information you can use in your research. Living individuals will not show up in search results.
Mar. Numerous design updates and changes. Many changes done in the background and do not affect user experince. Some tree changes based on member input.
Feb. 29; Added feature modules that allow for custom features giving registered members the ability to download gedcom files, create PDF files, etc.
Feb. 26; Upgraded system software; updated the style/design of the site for a better member experience. This is a work in progress so expect changes.