Other

These are some of the other topics and web sites I maintain.

Karate

MendersDojo.com

Shido Kan Detroit

I have studied this style of Shorin Ryu Karate for over twelve years and currently hold the rank of Shodan. I now maintain this web site for my dojo.

Genealogy

I’ve been working on my family genealogy for over twenty five years. I have twin daughters that are that old, so that should suffice to provide my motivation! I have found numerous very interesting facts about the family and am fascinated about the variety of experiences found in their history.

The Swarthout Family

The history of the family from their arrival in the new world to today.  History of the name and its variations, Military Records, important locations and state specific information. Genealogy Sources on the web. Points you to pages that can help you find your history! Swarthout specific info includes the origin of the name and the various spelling, some Swarthout Family Trees, Bible Records, newspaper clippings and Pension Applications.  Special section on Glady Swarthout as well as many other famous family members.

Ink For Blood

The David Fairchild Family – Another one of my ancestors and his family. They were 49’ers and early settlers in California and Nevada, helping shape and record the history of these states. Why the name “Ink for Blood”? Because they were printers! And for the Swarthouts that see this, note that the Ovid Bee was printed in Ovid, New York, and the Swarthout information I extracted can be found on this site!

North American Genealogy

I wrote a 4-800 word article on North American Genealogy on a more or less monthly basis for an online community for a couple of years. These articles have been moved to this site, reformatted and updated. Topics include how to find newspapers that your ancestors may have had delivered to their door, how to find military records and other sources of the history of your ancestors. A dozen or so of these have been consolidated, brought up to date and published as an article, Putting Flesh on the Bones, available through Amazon.com.

The Cavellier Family Web Site

I married into the Cavellier Family and this site contains genealogical and historical information on the family and branches.

Lander County, Nevada, NVGenWeb Site

Because some of my relatives, brothers and cousins to my 3G Grandfather, Corydon Fairchild, settled there and they wrote about things happening there, I adopted this web site when it was orphaned.

The World of Harry Potter

On a lighter note, my daughters and I have put this together, celebrating the wonderful world of imagination captured by J.K. Rowling. Special report with original photographs and a first hand description of the largest author reading in history!