Welcome to our family history website which is dedicated to our combined families, ancestors and descendants. Here you will be able to view stories, photographs and documents regarding our family which will hopefully bring the past alive to you. Genealogy is a labor of love and always a work in progress – I believe it will be a life long project.
I became interested in genealogy many years ago when my son (then still in elementary school) was required to prepare a family tree in connection with a school project. I was disappointed to realize how little I actually knew about the people and locations that formed our combined heritage. Thus began this journey of discovery.
The information contained on this website which pertains to our direct line ancestors has been researched, sourced and verified by me. Information pertaining to collateral lines may or may not have been verified. I strongly urge you to do your own due diligence.
This website contains my genealogy database and is fully searchable for your ease of use. The database presently contains information on 14,556 individuals, 5,146 separate families and 2,788 unique surnames. The data has been supplemented with 7,432 notes and 4,464 pieces of media, including photos, documents, histories, military records, obituaries and much more. I incorporate new data almost daily - so stop by often!
I hope you enjoy your time on this website!
To search the genealogy database, enter a name below. (Tip: If you are researching a female, enter her maiden name.)
Important Note: Information pertaining to our living family is always private and password protected - no exceptions.
[Surnames] [Advanced Search]
[Search TNG Network (GENDEX) ]
[View all photos]
The surnames that I am most actively researching include: Curbow; Ham; Atwood; Grantham (most of these families are from various southern states – who eventually settled in Texas); Montoya (New Mexico and Utah); Spencer, Gardner, Elmer (Mormon pioneers – most migrated from England to Utah); Geier and Lipsdorf (my German family).
Note the icons for photos and for histories when they are available for an individual.
If you have any questions, comments or suggested revisions, please feel free to contact me. I value your input.
Here's how you can participate: If we have a family connection, I would welcome the opportunity to add your family to my ancestry database and document them with birth, marriage and death records along with their photographs or any other type of data that will help us fill in the gaps and break through brick walls. I look forward to hearing from you!
Click on the "Most Wanted" link below to see what currently has me stumped in my research. Perhaps you can help me with a "brick wall" ancestor or help identify a mystery photograph.
Visit our Curbow-Montoya Family History blog.
For your reference, I have listed a few of my favorite genealogy websites which I have found useful in my research.