Kate Stout is the person behind this website. 

I’ve loved history since I was a child. I read a lot of history and biography. I’ve been doing genealogy for decades, but have increased my time and effort since about 2010. I like genealogy for many reasons: the thrill of the chase (doing the research), finding family stories, learning more about history.

The family trees here are supported by research, documents and analysis. If you have questions or concerns, contact me. I’d like to be in contact with other researchers, family members. If you feel I’m missing information, and have made errors, please contact me. Genealogy is never really done.

I don’t just live in the past though. From the 1980s to 2009, I was involved in software design and implementation, working for companies like Sun Microsystems and Amazon.com. I still love understanding tech, and how it’s likely to change the world.