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I have information, questions, or corrections to this family tree.
Tell me a little about yourself, family or not. Then describe who the information concerns, and what it entails. If you want to submit a biography, make contact first and then you can attach it to an email once I’ve responded, saving you time. If you have corrections, please include sources as much as possible.
I think I'm a family member but I can't make the link yet.
Try our Search function to see if any names pop up in the database. If you don’t recognize anyone, please send details regarding the family in question, with as much complete information as possible. Full names, dates, locations, and details are of huge value. I’ll look into it as soon as possible.
My grandparents told me I'm descended from John and Edward of South Carolina.
If you were, you probably wouldn’t need me to help you build your family tree. Yes, that’s intended as humor. However, this story is told far more often than is warranted, and one should be careful not to let the desire for fame or notoriety motivate one’s research. To burst your bubble quickly, if you’re descended from one of the Rutledges on this site, you are NOT descended from John or Edward.
That being said, it’s possible that they were distant cousins, but that is not yet known, and may never be. Documentation for their family as well as ours comes to a screeching halt in the Emerald Isle. DNA provides an exciting opportunity to tease out those ties, but it’s possible that the names and family structure for the links may never be drawn out on paper.
Your site doesn't have very many details about the person I want to research.
Join the club. Our primary goal with this website in 2012 was to make our information public and to begin gathering records and accounts from relatives. To that end, we’ve been successful. However, we also have a lot of information stored in boxes and albums that have not been reviewed. In addition, it’s a tall order to expect full details on every individual in the database, however tangential to our research interests. With that said, we would encourage you to submit the information you have, and treat this as a public repository for anyone listed on the site.