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The original scope of the Family Then and Now websitge coverage currently goes back over 1500 years for some family lines and is centered upon the extended families and ancestors of the editor (Roger Baxter) and his wife (Janice Moore Baxter).

Among many other family names this currently includes members of: Adams, Attebery, Barlow, Baxter, Bippus, Boyd, Brown, Claypool, Dement, Edwards, Fischel, Fishel, Gass, Haden, Harbison, Hocking, Hoeszel, Husser, Jacke, Lindenmann, Lingle, Lough, Madden, Merrell, Moore, Nading, Norris, Patterson, Pearson, Robertson, Smith, Urban, Voltz, and Westerman familes. As time is available and interested parties desire it, the scope will be gradually expanded.

If you would like to contribute information, stories, or photographs for this collection, or offer corrections to the information displayed here, or volunteer to help on this project you may use the Contact Us online form.


The Family Then and Now website seeks to be more than just another listing of ancestors and descendents. We want to make family history personal and appealing. We want our web site to be full of interesting stories and pictures ... as well as the basic facts. And we want it to be easy to trace and get to know one's ancestors or their descendents.

Here is a listing of what you can find on this website and the various optional places where to find what you are seeking:

How to Use the FTaN Website

  • Find a Family Member
    • Use Top Menu Bar Names List
    • Use Right Side Bar Names List
    • Use Search Function Page link on Top Menu Bar
    • Use Home Page Search Function at top of Right Side Bar
    • Use Help Page Search Function at top of Right Side Bar
  • Follow Family Links on each individual's page for their
    • Father
    • Mother
    • Spouse(s)
    • Children
    • Stories of their lives
    • Full page sized images of pictures depicing their lives
  • Trace Clickable Links on Pedigree Chart on each individual's page
    • Four Generations
    • Paternal and Maternal
    • Parents
    • Grandparents
    • Great-Grandparents
  • View Locator Maps of
    • Birthplace on each individual's page
    • Deathplace on each individual's page
    • Residences on each individual's page
    • Generational migration maps - from any other map above
    • Special areas of family interest on top menu bar
  • View Group Photos (from Top Menu Bar)
    • Links to Individuals Shown
    • Hover to See Each Person Identified
  • Review Time Line of Life on each individual's page
    • Life Context Events during their lifetime
    • Family Member Birth, Marriage, and Death
    • Major Social Events and Movements
    • Worldwide Political Events and Wars
    • Health Related Discoveries and Epidemics
    • New Food Product Introductions
    • Technological Introductions
FTaN Search
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OR Select from the list below to see individual details: