1.) Thanks to all of the ancestors who braved unspeakable trials so that I might be here. I owe you my life.
2.) A deep appreciation for the many government servants who collected, organized, and preserved the wealth of information that allows us to stitch our histories back together.
3.) Thanks to Dr. William L. Landrum of Detroit MI who spent his fourth of July writing software for me to create HTML files from a driver file. Though this software is no longer used, it encouraged the continued expansion of this collection.
4.) To Jan Getz for her encouragement and show of support. To Jeff Phillips for finding too-many-to-count missing links.
5.) To Jack Lamkin for unspecified reasons.