Genealogy is the account of human pedigrees, describing and documenting familial
relationships and ancestors. And it has become one of today's most popular and
intensive avocations. From the personal perspective, genealogy is the
archaeological and anthropological study of one's family heritage and ancestry.
This ancestor-hunting is enjoyable, satisfying, and always full of
surprises. It has all the intrigue of mystery. It has the thrill of the chase.
It challenges and teases with unsolved puzzles.
Up to the 20th century, most families ignored documenting their heritage and family relationships. After
all, they tended to live in groups of extended families, maintaining a single
family Bible and other treasures. But with the advent of the automobile,
families fractionated and dispersed, often losing track of who and what their
parents and grandparents had loved and treasured. Family Bibles and papers often
end up in flea markets as generations far removed from the ancestors give away
the documents of their heritage, not really knowing what they lose.
It has been only with the end of the last century that people have started to
reflect on the past. Too often, the people who could tell the family tales are
long passed away. Names are lost, places forgotten. But the search is not
It is our hope that the Web pages at this site lead you to
relatives you never knew you had. There are pages which can lead you to people
whose research may give you information on your family. There are pages which
can point you to reference material, publications, organizations, and other
We hope you find Genealogy at CyberPursuits valuable in your research endeavors. Please let us know!
About this site
This site was one of the very first genealogy content Web sites created. It went online in 1993 as a testbed
within the advanced technology group of a commercial software development corporation. It began life as part
of a structured project to learn how to code HTML and to manage Web services, running in the test lab for use
by people outside the research group and the corporation. After the project had served its purpose, the
genealogy portion was moved outside the group to a Web hosting service because it had been so popular
throughout the test, being one of the most active sites within the entire project. And so it grew and matured.
What do we offer? Although we offer links to large portals and the obvious genealogy guides on the Web, we
focus on posting links to those little genealogy gems that don't always pop up on the search engines or never make
their way to the commercial directories.
Today, this site continues to remain freely available to all users. Please enjoy.