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We are in the process of doing updates on the website. It is up, but there are a lot of headstones not linked to their cemeteries. I apologize for the inconvenience and I'm working as fast as I can to fix the issue.

We're so happy you stopped by for a visit. Brenda's Branches is a genealogy website that was created to share the results of our years of research and hopefully connect with other family researchers.

On the following pages, you will learn a bit about our ongoing research into both my family and my husband's family and their collateral ancestors and descendants.

As of the last update, our database includes over 13,800 people and 4663 families.

While all efforts are taken for accuracy, unfortunately we do sometimes make mistakes. So, while you're exploring if you find any mistakes please contact us and we will correct them as soon as possible.

Please keep in mind, my genealogy research is a work in progress and a compilation of many family researcher's efforts which is constantly evolving. I've added sourcing where possible, but in my earlier research I wasn't as diligent in my sources as I have become in later years. To insure the privacy of living individuals, Brendas Branches suppresses the personal data of living individuals from viewing by the general public. Only the Names of living individuals are shown and no other information.

Thank you!

Over the years, many individuals have helped me compile the information in this database and I am forever grateful to all of them for their help.

However, there are a few special people who deserve a special "Thank You" for their valuable help and source material.

  • Ginger Summers, Georgia Moore, Shirley Stapleton, Roy McKinney and Ima Fahrner for sharing their vast knowledge of our McKinney branch of the family with a "new cousin" just starting to search for her past.
  • Michael McKeown and Jackie Erickson who helped me fill in a most of the blanks in the Newton and Wilson branches.
  • Vieno Simola Walkama and Diane Porter for sharing freely of their life's research into my mother's Ek branch of our tree.
  • Gerri Garrison for welcoming a "Northern Cousin" so graciously into her family and sharing our Garrison heritage with me. She has passed from this life but will always be remembered with a smile and a warm heart.
  • Pat Cassedy, Cousin Pat, you were a wonder to me and will be greatly missed. The photos, documents, and memories you've shared with me have been priceless when working on the Peters and Bealckus branches. I never would have made it this far without you. RIP Patty (1945-2021)

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My site also has research into my brother-in-law's Radke/Radtke genealogy and allied lines.