About myself and this project:
Hi, my name is Matt Vonada and I'm a Systems Engineer in the suburbs of Baltimore, MD. I have degrees in Computer and Cognitive Sciences and and working on one in Applied Physics.
My journey in genealogy began only a few months ago with a family tree I received but found hard to read. I downloaded Family Tree Legends and started entering the 50 or so names in the tree I started with. Later that day, I had entered several hundred names, and was hooked.
After I got a few thousand names in my database, I upgraded to Family Tree Maker 2010, which is purchased software. Generally, it's much nicer.
This website came into being for several reasons:
I have not done the majority of the 'ground work' for this project - I am the beneficiary of people who have done much more than myself, or just happened to have some documents I needed. Some of them are as follows:|
Justin Kirk Houser:
Bernie Jacobson, Nathan Avers, and Stephen Skentzos (Team Mongoose):