genealogy was prepared by Russell Leach (Generation 3, #3) during the
1950s -1970s and by Susan Leach Snyder (Generation 2, #2) beginning
in 2000. Unlike other genealogies that begin by labelling the earliest known generation as #1, I have chosen to label the youngest living generation (as of 2008) as #1. Their parents are Generation #2, etc. Information for Generations 1-3 is based on family interviews,
letters, news articles, and visits to cemeteries. Unfortunately, because
of the threat of identity theft, this information is not being posted
on this website. Beginning with Generation 4, all black-typed information
is based on details collected by Russell Leach or facts confirmed from
newspaper articles, letters, and scrapbook materials . Beginning with
Generation 5, most black- typed information is Russell’s original
work, red typed information was obtained by Susan
using internet sources (ancestry.com and LDS web sites) and it needs
to be confirmed. Information in blue, green, orange, pink, purple, and gray has been
obtained by Susan from obituary information, census records, marriage
records, historic newspapers, correspondence with other relatives who are researching, published
family ancestry books, history books, county records, genealogical society
publications, visits to cemeteries, and land grant records. The sources are documented.
More about the process...
The numbering system for people listed in this genealogical study was invented by Russell. He independently came up with that system without knowing that a similar numbering system is used by many genealogists. In that other system, called the Ahnentafel (Eytzinger Method, Sosa Method, and Sosa-Stradoniz Method), the number of a person's father is the double of their own number, and the number of a person's mother is double their own, plus one. In Russell's numbering system, the number of a person's mother is the double of their own number, and the number of a person's father is double their own, minus one.
is the intent of this study to find out as much as possible about each
person, with a focus on each person's personality. Research has been
done on relationships, occupations, avocations, religions, politics,
geographic locations at different stages in life, and the details of
everyday life. This study has become an obsession, fueled by curiosity
and the thrill of adventure. The adventure has included surfing the
net, spending time looking at old documents, scanning microfilm, interviewing
relatives, and tromping through overgrown cemeteries. Genealogy is truly
an activity that allows one to become a history detective.
During the process of posting this website, there have been many e-mails received by this webmaster from strangers who "googled" the names of persons for whom they were searching. Via e-mail, snail mail, and phone conversations, information has been exchanged. One particularly interesting contact was made by a 5th cousin in the Leach family, Scott Fisher. Scott is the "Radio Roots Sleuth" on his radio program titled, "Extreme Genes. Scott and this webmaster have been in contact with one another since 2012. By clicking on the icon at left, you will see his "Extreme Genes Newsletter", hear a podcast interview Scott had with this webmaster for his September 5, 2016 program, be able to read a transcript of same, and subscribe to his weekly newsletter.
to use this site...
clicking on a particular generation in the left menu, you will get a
directory of the generation and be able to access all researched ancestors.
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