A great deal of our family history has been found by my cousin, Garnet. She has researched the ZEH/SEE family persistantly for more than just a few of years. She has taken every precaution regarding accuracy. Even so, some of the facts are based on family tradition or word-of-mouth from living descendants; which in some cases, might be even more reliable than public record. While I agree with Garnet that accuracy is most important, I tend to include more information which seem to be 'most probable', noting that it is not verified.
While she links together the confusing family lines and follows up on them, I'm more interested in the historical context of the older generations how their lives were affected by the events of their day.
And so, my family tree reads more like a story. Again, in doing so, I often step out on a limb. Many times I need to make assumptions which may not be completely accurate, but are still 'most probable'.
In the mid-1600's the Palatinate region of the Rhine River (present day Germany) was devistated by war. King Louis XVI, of France... (more to come)