The Story of Us
The Story of Us offers stories, posts, and photography collections organized on family connection and surnames. Together with the stories, posts, and photographs posted below and elsewhere on this site, our story — the story of us — can be told and shared.
There are six main collections — four from my family — Hile, Penrose, Bousman, and Korhonen/Johnson — representing my grandparents. Two collections — Baugh and Dudymott. — come from my wife Lynne’s family. Others will be developed over time related to the “other side” of my children’s trees, for example, Lewis, Benson, Baca, and the like.
Of course, family connections have more than one surname. The Hile Family Collection, for example, also contains items related to surnames such as Kennedy, Smith, Coppedge, Dameron, Skinner, and others, and as these grow they may very well necessitate their own collections, as well. Over time, more photos will be added and captions that tell the story behind the photos will come, as well. Click on the appropriate album galleries below, which will then take you to the particular family collection you are interested in.
This page is also the starting point for exploration of more general topics in genealogy and family history. One of my Twitter feeds — @Hile Family History— is located to the right and contains valuable, up-to-date information. Longer, more-detailed posts can be found below, and, also on the relevant family collections.
The stories, posts and photos on this site are also intended to be interactive. Feel free to post comments, questions, and ideas for further exploration. You may also use the general comments page if you want to keep it just between you and me.