If you are reading this, you are almost certainly a member of the Frank family. As you will read below, this is a developmental site being used to prepare a Frank Family genealogy book. The URL for the site is being made available only to members of the family with the hope and expectation that members will review and contribute to what is being written.
A Book of Our American Frank Family
by Dick Harrington
THIS SITE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION: The material that follows is an experiment involving the preparation of a genealogical book on line. The book covers the time period since our first known Frank ancestor, Oscar Frank, immigrated to America about 1840. An objective of this book is to document the lineage of Oscar Frank and some additional family lines that relate directly to the Frank line. Several of my contemporary relatives have made major contributions to this effort; particularly, in the identification of contemporary relatives and events.
There are two reasons for putting this "work under construction" on the Internet. The first is to facilitate sharing the information that has been gathered, with all who are interested in the subject. It is difficult to share all the collected information among the many members of the family if the information is resident only on my computer. With the information posted to the Internet, however, it is available to anyone who wishes to access it. Further, it is available for those who may wish to copy parts or all of it. Since this is a 'work under construction,' however, you are cautioned that any or all of the material on this site is subject to change -- in fact, I can assure you that most of it will be changed as more information is added, corrected, or supplemented. I will endeavor to post a date on the 'Table of Contents' for each component of the site indicating the last date on which it was revised.
The second reason for putting this "work under construction" on the Internet is to request your assistance in making it as complete and accurate as possible. Visitors to this site (who for now will all be family members) are encouraged to comment on, add to, or subtract from the material that they find there. There are many holes in the information and you are encouraged to help fill them. Please send any and all comments to my e-mail address which is: firstname.lastname@example.org since I will be the only person who can write to the site.
There are three or four ways that you can navigate through the names on this site. You can start with the first name on the list, which is Oscar Frank (1825 - 1890) and by going to the end of the material on Oscar, you can click on the next person in series. You can do this until you finish all members in the book. Alternately, if you wish to use the Descendants Outline, you can scroll until you come to a person you are interested in reading about and click on their name (if it is highlighted in light blue). Still another way to get to a name, is to go to the alphabetical index and click on a name. The alphabetical index lists people by their first names. You can also use combinations of the above.
To get started, click on the link below and go to the Table of Contents.
Census Records | Vital Records | Family Trees & Communities | Immigration Records | Military Records Directories & Member Lists | Family & Local Histories | Newspapers & Periodicals | Court, Land & Probate | Finding Aids