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Welcome! This website was created on Dec 29 2007 and last updated on Sep 25 2023.

There are 2983 names in this family tree. The earliest recorded event is the death of Franks, Clodius III the in 0298. The most recent event is the birth of Richards, Macie Lynn in 2012.The webmaster of this site is Dena Kay Robertson. Please click here if you have any comments or feedback.
About Dena's Family Tree
I never knew my biological father, Stanley Edward Robertson, and had always thought that his  father's wife was my biological grandmother.  After grandma passed away, I found out that  grandpa Ed Robertson was married before and that the grandmother I always knew was my step- grandmother.

This started a search for my paternal grandmother.  The only name I had to go on was Evelyn and  her parents names, Sol and Lulu.  I looked through the marriage index at the Union County  Circuit Court and found my grandfather's name listed with an Evelyn Twidwell.  These records  also listed Evelyn's parents names Solomon Randolph and Lulu Inez (Thomas) Twidwell.  I also  located the divorce papers which listed the age of Stanley at the time.  After finding out the  names of Evelyn's parents, I went to Eastern Oregon University looking through microfilm and  found Census records which listed Evelyn with her parents.  One last note about Stanley, I  found out while working at the Family History Center that he had passed away.  It was then that  I realized that I would never get the chance to meet him or at least see him from a distance.   Grandpa Ed, his father, didn't even know that he had passed away.

When we were 3 years old, mom married Loyde Wayman Knapp.  Mom would always tell the story that  she was surprised that dad actually married her because when we all went to Wallowa Lake, Ronna  and I wouldn't stop crying the whole way up and on the ride home.  Dad had 2 children from a  previous marriage, Risa and Lynn.  Instead of there being just the 3 of us, there were five.   Growing up we would always try mom's patience.  When she said no, we would keep bugging her  until she said yes. All dad would have to do is say our name when we heard this we knew we were  finished.  It was so much easier going to dad with something because he just said yes or no.   Mom, on the other hand, would say yes or no and would always give a lecture afterwards.  On one  occasion, I remember asking dad if I could use the Luv pickup to go into LaGrande.  He, of  course, said either yes or no and nothing else.  This time he said yes, and I left.  When I  returned, mom said "ya know, that is my pickup too."  Dad has been the best thing that could  have ever happened to us.  We are so blessed to have him in our lives and I can't imagine life  without him.  Dad is now 90 years old as I write this (02 Jan 2012) and he doesn't look a day  over 70.  Dad knows of my love for genealogy and finding out where I came from.  He has been so  gracious and understanding.  I did Risa and Lynn's genealogy with their mother and also dad's  line.

My twin sister, Ronna, and her husband went to an antique store in Joseph, Oregon and while my  twin was paying for the items she purchased, her husband was looking at pictures on the wall.   John, her husband had never met our Grandpa Jack, but had seen pictures of him.  He looked at  one picture and said to Ronna "isn't that your Grandpa Jack?"  Ronna looked at the picture and  she said "that isn't Grandpa, that is his parents."  The owner of the antique store gave the  picture to my twin.  The story doesn't end there.  The next day, my mother, grandmother, older  sister, twin sister and myself went to Joseph to this antique store which use to be a house.   Grandma looked at the house and had a shocked look on her face.  We asked her what was wrong  and she said "you aren't going to believe this, but that is the house that Jack's parents  lived."  Every time we go to the antique store after learning this, it is like going home.

My grandpa, Jack Halsey, was my rock.  I remember asking him if I could have a rocking horse  that he had made.  Of course he said yes and afterwards grandma was so mad at grandpa for  giving it to me because she wanted it.  There were also times when my pickup would break down  and grandpa would always come and tow me to his house.  Grandpa was in Portland when he had passed away. He was going to come home because there was nothing more they could do for him.   Right before he was going to come home, he took a turn for the worse, Ronna and I called him.  Uncle Jeff said it was  right after we had talked to him that he started going downhill.  When grandpa died, I lost my  best friend.

Grandma Fannie had started writing letters back in the 1960's and did find out some  information, but never what she really wanted to know.  Her paternal grandfather, Lemuel  Rynearson, had 11 siblings and she only knew the names of 4 or 5.  While at the Union County  Circuit Court, I found a probate record of Abe Rynearson, one of the siblings, and on this, it  listed all the names.  During the time I was researching grandmas line, I asked her if she  would write down everything she could remember about her life growing up.  After she passed  away, I got all of her genealogy and in it was an extra 3-ring binder with about 76 pages in  her own handwriting.  That meant more to me than anything!  I was also given my great  grandmother's account of coming across the Oregon Trail along with letters written in the late  1800's.  I was able to find out everything my grandmother always wanted to know before she  passed away.

I am so greatful to my grandmother for sharing her stories with me and helping me to turn a  hobby into a passion.  I know she is helping me now find what I was never able to locate when  she was alive.

I love you Grandma Fannie and miss you more~
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Getting Around
There are several ways to browse the family tree. The Tree View graphically shows the relationship of selected person to their kin. The Family View shows the person you have selected in the center, with his/her photo on the left and notes on the right. Above are the father and mother and below are the children. The Ancestor Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph above and children below. On the right are the parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. The Descendant Chart shows the person you have selected in the left, with the photograph and parents below. On the right are the children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Do you know who your second cousins are? Try the Kinship Relationships Tool. Your site can generate various Reports for each name in your family tree. You can select a name from the list on the top-right menu bar.

In addition to the charts and reports you have Photo Albums, the Events list and the Relationships tool. Family photographs are organized in the Photo Index. Each Album's photographs are accompanied by a caption. To enlarge a photograph just click on it. Keep up with the family birthdays and anniversaries in the Events list. Birthdays and Anniversaries of living persons are listed by month. Want to know how you are related to anybody ? Check out the Relationships tool.

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