These pages represent the work of amateur researchers and should not be used as a sole source by
any other researcher. Furthermore, I have made little effort to quote sources on this site which is
intended for the casual enjoyment of my kin. Those interested in, or concerned about sources of any
particular piece of information may contact me. Corrections and contributions are encouraged and
When family gathered for special occasions, I listened intently as my elders recounted
tales of their grandparents and other forefathers, many of them hardy pioneers who came west and
first broke the sweet prairie soil. These stories instilled in me an interest in, and a love for,
history - particularly that of my own family. Fortunately, there were some dear aunts, as well as my
mother, who passed on to me what they knew, what they had heard, and remembrances from their own
lives. What a treasure!
I'm excited to share the fascinating and real stories on these pages, as well as genealogical data
relating to my ancestors, and those of my wife, Nancy - the pioneers, the farmers and teachers, the
preachers, the engineers and accountants, the paupers, the kings, queens, and tribal warriors of the
Dark Ages in whose footsteps we tread.
Which family lines are included on this site? First of all, my own family lines - the
Thompsons and Hamars on my father's side, and the Hackneys and Holmeses
on my mother's side. You will also find the families and ancestors ancestors of my wife, Nancy - the
Staker/Morris and Glidewell/Hendricks clans.
I hope that relatives from all the families listed will not only enjoy what is here, but feel free
to send stories, memories, corrections, additional information, and photos for use here. Please
consider this a family endeavor, not one man's. And, please sign the guest book!
IMPORTANT NOTE - Data and photos for living individuals are "privatized," viewable only
by family, in accordance with standard genealogical practices.