Welcome to our Genealogy Web Site
This site contains genealogical information about our ancestors and their descendants.
Clarice and Joe Burval
1995 Parkwood Road
Charleston, West Virginia 25314
Telephone: (304) 346-2093
We have been researching our family history for over 40 years. We currently are doing research in the Czech Republic church records on our Burval family lines. (That work is posted on this web site as well as on our Czech web site entitled "Naše Rodina Burval" ("Our Burval Family") and can be accessed by clicking on the Czech Flag Link to Our Burval Family in the side bar.) We regret that after all these years we are no longer doing research or are active in extending or updating our other family lines.
Our practice had been to identify our oldest direct ancestors using proven genealogical research methods and then include as many of their descendants in our database as we can identify. Our database numbers nearly 25,000 individuals all related to us, with about one-half of them living. On this web site we have posted what we know of all DECEASED individuals in our database to share that information with others.
How to use this web site
You can search for individual names by using the "Site Search" in the top menu bar. You may also search for an individual using the "Master Index" or "Surname Index" in the top menu bar. By clicking on an individual's name in the Master Index you will be taken to the "Person Page" of that individual and be able to read what we know about that individual including the family (or families) he/she is a member of. Clicking on the family name you will be take to that family's introduction page.
If you are interested in learning about an individual family click on one of the families listed in the right side menu bar. This will take you to that family's introduction page which identifies that family's progenitor, a family tree and other family information including a family name index of family members.
The Person Pages are the heart of this site as they contain most of what we know about each individual such as dates and place of birth, marriage, death, and burial as well as biographical notes, photo's and other information. Sources of this information is included in Citation footnotes.
The parents, spouses and children of the individual are also shown on the Person Page and by clicking on any of their names you will be taken to the Person Page of that individual. This allows one to browse backward in time to identify the individual's ancestors via either parent or browse forward to learn more about the individuals children. A "Pop-up Pedigree" button is also included which shows the parents and grandparents of the individual which can also be used to browse backward in time.
The Person Page contains links to all the families that the person is a member of and all the charts (trees) that person is shown on. The Person Page also shows the family progenitor from which the individual descends and his/her relationship to that progenitor. By clicking on the progenitors name you will be taken to that progenitor's Person Page. Suggestion: By browsing what is known about the progenitor, his children and grandchildren one can quickly obtain information about the early history of that family. This is especially true if there is biographical information on those early ancestors which there usually is.
We have published genealogy books on our Sullivan and Townsend families as well as the book Madison County Florida Cemeteries. Only the Sullivan Book is still available for sale Click on "Books for Sale" in the top menu bar of this site. The other books are not longer in print, but Madison County Florida Cemeteries listings can be found on the USGenWeb Tombstone Transcription Project Web site.