Carol Sue and Glenn Lee Simpson Family

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Carol Sue and Glen Lee and Simpson Family
Simpson Family History, Pictures, and Documents
Ancestors of:
Carol Sue Newman
Glenn Leee Simpson
Robert R Kemp

Descendants of:
Robert P Newman
Geraldine Gillespie
Harry Kuntzman

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The ancestors of Glen Lee Simpson and Carol Sue Newman immigrated to the United States from England, Sweden, and Germany beginning about 1623. they came to California beginning in 1851. Carol was raised by her step-father Robert Kemp (ne Kuntzman).

This family tree shows their ancestry, their descendants, and the descendants of their recent ancestors. Those that marry into the family and thus become the ancestor of their descendants are included but their ancestry has not usually been researched. There are presently about 500 persons living and past persons in this tree.

To Begin

You can begin by going directly to the ancestor or descendant tree links above, or search for a name using Find/Search People above. The main displays are Individual, Ancestors, and Descendants, selected by the light-blue tabs. The Individual display shows all known details for a specific person including evidence citations. The Ancestor and Descendant displays can be shown in various formats, so see the choices in the dark-blue menu below the tabs. The Standard format shows as a horizontal tree, but the Ahnentafel and Register formats are the most detailed. Usually, clicking on a highlighted name goes the the Individual display for that person.

If you are not logged in as a family member, first names of living individuals are given as initials only, details are not displayed, and searches will not find living names. Women are listed by their maiden name. To search for them by married name, search only on the first name, or specify her spouse's surname and gender in the Search form.

Family Genealogy (the "Family Tree")

A "family tree" represents the personal relationship of child to parents branching back in time from an individual to all direct ancestors, not just those of the family surname.  Also the tree can be seen as branching down from an each ancestor, descending through their children to their children's children. Along the way, marriages associate people from other families. After several generations, some descendants may marry back into another descending line of their ancestors.

A genealogy is deduced from documented evidence. Evidence includes family records, photographs, historical publications, official public records, Federal Censuses, and much more. Such sources not only help establish the facts of the family relationships, but give hints as to the life and times of each person. Caution and circumspection are necessary in evaluating evidence, see Evidence Notes below.

Discovering the family tree is like a jigsaw puzzle, where some pieces (evidence) are not cut correctly, some are missing, and some that fit are not actually from the puzzle. So the game is to find pieces that fit, but also to find other pieces that fit so that you know they are not part of your puzzle! A danger is that the pile does not have the pieces you need, giving the false impression that the pieces you find should fit. There will always be parts of the tree that cannot be found or be fully justified by the evidence.


Evidence Notes:

  • The only reality of genealogy is the relationship father + mother => child. There can be only one real family tree. All the relationships we work on here are deductions from evidence, for example a document says John is the son of Jacob. The documents can be missing, incomplete, or erroneous, so the tree documented here is an educated guess and may change with time as research continues. Formal evaluation is called the Genealogical Proof Standard and has not yet been done for this site, although some notes discuss the logic used and the problems found.
  • Evidence supporting a "fact" about an individual is cited with footnote references at the bottom of that individual's page. The preferred choice, alternates, and possibly conflicting information, are also shown. A "fact" is only as good as its sources. The source may conflict on a specific fact due to faulty memories, errors, or inclusion of a fact not actually attributable to that person, etc.
  • Some persons included are speculative or otherwise uncertain. Usually it is their relation to the family that is uncertain, not their existence or details. Including these persons is necessary to help research possibilities. Similarly, "facts" with no source citations are speculative or experimental.
  • Surnames such as "FamilyPerryWife" are placeholders where a family name is not known. Surnames in ALL CAPITAL letters are the eldest immigrant ancestor.
  • Relations other than marriage, such as father or sibling, are not yet adequately linked to source citations but are usually supported or implied by cited evidence.
  • When other family trees are the source, they may be based on good evidence but should be considered unreliable until documentation is found and analyzed to support the claims.
  • To provide a feasible limit, this site is limited to ancestors back to American immigration and descendants from recent ancestors. Otherwise the tree would be infinite! Relatives by marriage are included insofar as their information is in a cited source, so that their descendants have a starting point.

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