What's In a Name?
The name of the website is an omage to my (step) great grandfather. Before passing at the age of 93, he told my mom "we are all just specks on the timeline and I'm happy that I made a big speck."
As I got older, his statement was the source of intrigue that encouraged a desire to know more about those who came before me. But, more than just understanding the book-end years, I wanted to understand their "specks". Hopefully, this site develops into a tribute that tells of each of their journeys and lasts into perpetuity.
If you found this site by searching for a familiar ancestor, I recommend entering that ancestor's name in the search box on the right. Alternatively, click on the links to the trees of myself or my wife (Natalie) and select surnames from the "Find" drop down menu.