About This Site
This is a personal, noncommercial web site designed, developed and maintained by Ron Falconberry. The site is funded by Ron, his father Ray and his brother Dennis. No financial contributions are solicited from anyone who may visit this site; however, contributions of genealogical or historical information, photographs or news of upcoming events that fit within the context of this site are encouraged and accepted. The growth and success of our family's web site is due to the many family members and friends who have so generously contributed information and pictures. They are all deeply appreciated.
It is my intention to make this web site as factually credible as possible. Unfortunately, in genealogical research, there are many times when records for an individual conflict. It is often necessary, when listing dates, names or relationships, to have to choose which records to accept as the most valid. There are also many donations of information from a variety of sources; some of these donations come with corroborating documentation and some do not. For these reasons, I cannot guarantee that information found on this web site is totally accurate. In cases of conflicting records, I will attempt to list what information I have and allow you to decide which records appear the most credible.
I gladly invite your corrections if you find errors anywhere on this site. If you have documentation or can provide sources for your corrections, those would be greatly appreciated. Any additional information that you are willing to provide is also welcomed. You may contact me by e-mail.
The Falconberry-Falconberry Family Web Site is more than just a genealogical site. It is also a family site where we can inform our extended family about births, graduations, weddings, achievements, honors, reunions, deaths, and so forth. Therefore, many people still living are found in the genealogical listings. The vast majority of this information comes from those who are listed but, when I find information through resources available to the general public such as newspapers, magazines, directories, Internet sites, or others, then I may add that information, too. The information is basically limited to name. Any additional personal information other than that will not be included unless I have that person's express permission.
No information on minor children aged 13 or below will be listed without a parent's permission and no information submitted by a child aged 13 or below will be accepted without the consent of a parent or guardian.
I realize that some individuals, for a variety of reasons, may not wish to be listed. Should you have objections to being in the family listing or if you have other concerns, please contact me. You may also read this site's Privacy Statement for additional information.
How did this site get started? As a computer professional who specializes in developing business programs on IBM AS/400 computers (also known as iSeries computers), I frequently thought about learning how to program and build web sites. Early in 2001 I bought book about HTML, the basic building block of web pages, and starting studying. Although the exercises at the end of each chapter were informative, it occurred to me that the best way to gain the practical experience I wanted was to simply build a working web site.
My initial idea was to build a small family site where my wife, my children and I would each have a personal page along with some pictures of our various activities or vacations. Then I decided to include an old newspaper article published in 1967 that outlined the ancestry of the Falconbury's of Casey County, Kentucky. When my father identified one of the men listed in the article, William Riley Falconbury, Junior, as his grandfather I decided to see if the Internet might provide any additional information that I could add to the site. When I keyed my surname into the search engine, I was astonished to find hundreds of links to genealogical and corporate web sites.
At that point I downloaded a free genealogy database from the Internet and started accumulating data on my ancestors. From time to time I would find names of suspected family members and initiate contact either by telephone, postal mail or e-mail. Most people responded favorably. In addition, there are many others who initiated the contact with me once they found the family site on the Internet.
The rest, as they say, is history. Over the years I have corresponded with a growing number of individuals who have donated a massive amount of information and photographs. The family tree of the Falconberry, Falconbury and related families has grown dramatically. As time goes on I hope to find and add more information on all of the related family lines of my father (Falconberry and Luttrell), mother (Dawson and Jeffreys) and wife (Dalton and Massa).
This site has undergone many face lifts, too, over the years as I have learned more about web design. I still regard my knowledge and skills as elementary but I am learning and it is my intention to improve the site even more in the future.
This is a never-ending project but it is a labor of love and I will continue to work at making the site better, more enjoyable and more informative. I hope that you will find these pages to be both interesting and educational. Please let me know what you think. I am always open to ideas and suggestions on how to make the site better. If you have some ideas for something new or different that you would like to see on this site, please let me know.
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