genealogy of the smith/park and williams/pace families
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Welcome to our family history web site. This site is maintained by Jared & Mary Smith. This is a work in progress - if you'd like to help, please let us know. All family members are welcome to contribute. If you have corrections or important additions, please let us know. At this time, this site presents records for direct ancestors only (not siblings, other spouses, etc.).

Why this site?

When we began our family history, we quickly learned that family history work was difficult. Genealogy could best be defined as the art of perpetuating rumors and the science of doing so in innovative ways. We quickly found that much of the 'accepted' history is incorrect or incomplete. It is difficult to find original sources, documents, or evidence. This site is our way of compiling and sharing an accurate family history.

We are doing our best to ensure that all information published here is reasonably correct. We are not simply adding the published histories and family lines, but are trying to verify that all information is accurate, and we will provide verification sources wherever possible. We hope this will be a fun, useful, and informative place for us and all of you to learn about our ancestors.


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If you have any questions or comments about the information on this site, please contact us. We look forward to hearing from you.

Latest News

17 Oct 2013 - Even though I've not updated Latest News in some time, extensive research continues, primarily on my Father's line. Through DNA testing, I've discovered valuable connections with the McDowell family of Canada (thanks cousin Greg!) and added and verified additional generation in the Wark/McDowell family line. DNA testing has opened connections to several distant cousins.

23 January 2010 - Added a list of my Mormon pioneer ancestors (all 39 known direct Mormon ancestors who crossed the plains 1847 through 1868).

23 January 2010 - After four months of research, the line from my Grandpa Smith back is now completed (well, as completed as I believe is possible with current records). Please let me know if you have additions or corrections.

7 September 2009 - Started this site and began entering data.