Memories are funny things. As every good police officer knows, witnesses are notoriously unreliable. For every witness to an event, there will be a different account of that event. Assembling a family history is much the same. Accounts of the events in our own families differ depending on who is telling the story. When the stories are second-hand, it is even more likely that any one's memories will be only partial. The more people who contribute to it, the fuller it will be. Quite often too, one person's memory fragment sparks related memories in other family members, resulting in a cascading effect of memories throughout the family.

The stories and histories presented here should always be read with this in mind. And if you have another perspective or additional information, we would love to hear of it. Please leave a comment on any story. Our intention here is to capture the richness of our family heritage and own family memories.

Even a simple "like" helps us to know what sorts of memories to explore further. Click on a heart to add your two cents!

For more information, see Contributing.

All users can use the contact form to share additional information or memories.

If you are a registered user and logged in, there are three additional ways to do so: comment on any post, write a new post or entry on the main site sharing your knowledge of our family heritage or your memories or ask questions about our family history.

Writing a new post: It's no harder to post than email. See How to Add a Post.

Making a comment: Just click on "comment" (top left of post, just above title) whether it says Leave or gives a number. The comment window opens below the post. Start typing. Then submit.

Finally, you can ask a question via the main menu.

Click on "+New" or just a "+" on bar above the photo (below your browser address bar). Select "Post". When post window opens, put cursor in window. Type. Don't forget to add a title, something unique, but don't overthink it. You can always change it later.

When you are finished writing, scroll down to the categories and tags sections. Choose a category, if one fits. Add any tags you wish.

When finished, click Publish on right or below (depending on the device you are using).

Open the post window, click on Add Media above the text entry window. This opens a new window called the Add Media window. It defaults to the Media Library, but if you look closely at the tabs, you can change this to the Upload Files window. From there you simply find the file on your device you want to upload, click on it and away you go. It is automatically added to the Library as well as your post. You might want to put in your text first, then put your cursor where you want to add the image before you click Add Media. You can move it afterward though through the grab and drop method.

Okay, it is in your post, what then? Clicking on it brings up a sub-menu that allows you to align it within the post, left, center, right or non-aligned. The sub-menu also has an option to edit the photo before posting.