Welcome! Please come in and visit for a while. Indiana Ties is a place for sharing family history.
This family story becomes more curious and compelling with each research corner we turn. As in all our families, the characters and their actions have created our personal history. Each piece of discovery molds the overall picture so that we can understand why, how, where and the when of all of our ancestors. It's fun to see the stories come together, revealing the trials and the successes.
So far, the origins of my ancestors are predominantly German. They hail from Prussia, or Baden, or Hessen and so on, depending on the name of the region during a certain era. Some emigrated from Bavaria, Pomerania and
Westphalia. But eventually all of their roads led to Indiana. Thus, I have chosen to call this gathering place Indiana Ties.
It's exciting to discover the family history details through online databases, library archives, cemeteries and court house records. But just as enjoyable are the messages I receive from walking, talking cousins who find me here on my website. I'm happy to share our history with all of my cousins, aunts, uncles and shoestring relatives.
I hope you'll stay with me as I uncover more details here at Indiana Ties. Please browse around using the links at the top of the page. Take a look at the Family Lines and read my Family Stories. You'll find an ongoing dialogue and special features at the Indiana Ties blog.
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Thanks for stopping by.
Nancy (Niehaus) Hurley
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Featured Family Photo -- February 2015