This site has been designed for my children and grandchildren. It is an effort to centralize our family history and to give a narrative of our family story.
It contains every bit of information we have compiled after decades of research with contributions from dozens of family members and external sources. These are our gold plates.
This site is dedicated to honoring the memory and lives of our ancestors. There are incredible stories here — stories that will change lives. From the rolls of our family are individuals of incredible goodness, vision, sacrifice and faith. They deserve to be remembered and we can only benefit from studying their journeys.
Unlike other sites dedicated to genealogical data we endeavor here to complete a profile and tell the story of each individual. For vital information such as birth dates, places and temple work we refer you to WestoverGenealogy.org and FamilySearch.org.
Our vision with this site is not only to portray a history of each individual. We would also like to invite those with memories, photos, documents and stories of our family members to share them here so that this collection can grow and become more complete.
We also expect our children and grandchildren to add to this collection and to keep it archived in their own ways so that it can be preserved and shared for generations to come.
We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any data. We have put this together from many sources, much of it quite old. We expect there may be inaccuracies as more data continues to be uncovered over time. In storytelling of lives past there are bound to be differing versions of events, differing perspectives of what transpired. Our goal is to just present and preserve the record.
This site archives information from my direct lines — the Westover and Begich family history, and from my wife’s lines — the Gillen and Malone family history, dating as far back as we can go. That alone is an ambitious project that mostly excludes the records of cousins, siblings and other relative off-shoots. Where we have them or find them we will include them or link to them.