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The Sumner/Hlavin Families From Maryland Updated November 16, 2006
About Our Family Research
My Uncle John (Sumner) (my dad, Gary's brother) spent approximately 5 years researching into our family tree and even making branches for those that had married into our family. He died in 1996 leaving no records of his research for anyone to continue on. In 2002, I, just on a whim, came onto genealogy.com and typed my name in to see if there was any record of myself on the website. When the search results returned, I found the family tree that my uncle had spent so much time working on, I felt like I had been given back a little piece of him. I continue on with what I can interpret of his work and as I am adding another surname (Hlavin) to the family in October 2005, I have begun researching what will be my new last name, as well.