Avent
Avent
Robert W. Avent
Introduction
The Faintest Ink is more Powerful that the Strongest Memory-
OLD CHINESE PROVERB

In the past, before the internet, collecting genealogy information was only accomplished by reading entries in the family Bibles or listening to family stories or by traveling to libraries, court houses, cemeteries or by finding individuals who have had books printed about their or other families’ histories. This created a sparse, though well documented, source for others who wished to find their families’ history. But this process was slow, expensive, difficult and extremely time consuming to the researcher. Mostly, these sources have become buried on dusty shelves in remote locations that meant they would eventually be lost to time and memories.

With the internet we now have easy access to a plethora of data, so much so that we are overwhelmed with facts, sometimes conflicting, that are scattered over many web sites. Accuracy of information is sometimes sacrificed to accommodate ease of access. Data that was once sparse and difficult to find is now easy to find but extremely disseminated over many web sites and that creates a new set of problems. Who has the time to search all of these sources and consolidate the various information into one source that others can easily locate?

This web site is a consolidation of information from many sources on the internet such as; Ancestry®, Find a Grave®, Google, Family Search (LDS), MyHeritage®, Cyndi’s List®, World Connect®, by RootsWeb, Wikipedia®, GenForum, Census Records, Newspapers, Family Newsletters, and a few genealogy books. As such, with very few exceptions, the information contained herein is that of other individuals who have taken the time and effort to conduct their research and collection of data and images.

A final step a family historian needs to take, to insure one’s efforts are not lost is to provide to all who are interested a digitally formatted (PDF, MSWD, Text etc.) document that can and SHOULD BE PRINTED by recipients to pass down to their progeny. Years or decades of work could be irretrievably erased by an EMP, by a malicious hacker or by a corrupted hard drive. And that would truly be a family tragedy!

Email me (robavent@yahoo.com) for a free book formatted for PDF of this web site.
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