A Vote for Us

A Vote for Us

I have entered a video in the 2019 Rootstech Film Fest. Having made it to the semi-finalist level we have two weeks to showcase the video and get folks to vote for it. You can do that by going to this link. Normally I would just embed the video here for viewing. But I need you to click on the link, watch the video and vote for it from that page. The contest is themed “Connect. Belong.” Each entry should reflect what that means to its creator. Each video has to meet certain criteria and is judged at several levels,Click to continue…

Faith, Love and Fidelity of Heart

Faith, Love and Fidelity of Heart

Rarely can a complete story be told of a pioneer ancestor that doesn’t come from a personal journal. But through good fortune we have been able to piece together the life Ann Findley Westover lived and present it here in a new video: We cannot help but think that more can be learned of this beloved pioneer mother and grandmother. Her life after about the age of 30 was stable to mostly one location. She served a high profile, central role in Westover family life and in the daily life of the community in which she lived in Mendon, Utah.Click to continue…

The Spirit of Receiving

The Spirit of Receiving

As my Dad has labored this past year on the history of his Mother, Maurine R. Westover, I have been sitting on this video just waiting to share it now — at Christmastime. Many of you have seen these before and may, in fact, have it in your possession. But many others have not seen it. It is as timely now as when Grandma recorded it 29 years ago. As I understand the story, even though she was very ill at this time (and I think the video makes this somewhat apparent), Grandma was asked to give the main talkClick to continue…

A Mighty Work

A Mighty Work

We’re pleased to present our newest family history video, this one exploring the life of Edwin Ruthven Westover, father to William Westover, and a central figure in the latter-day expansion of the Westover family in the West. This video is narrated by Marc Westover, son of Gale, grandson of Darrell, great grandson of Arnold, great-great grandson of William and great-great-great grandson of Edwin and Ann Westover. There are several documents associated with Edwin and the stories told in this video that will be posted in the next few days. For now, we want to introduce the video, which we titleClick to continue…

Brothers

Brothers

The years of our family history from 1714 to 1834 is something of an emotional journey for me. I think the more we invest in discovering the lives of our ancestors the more they jump off the page and become real to us. Such is certainly true of Jonathan Westover, brother to Jonas Jr. I have learned what a critical role he played in the early history of the family. To be honest, I had never considered him much before doing this research. His journey is part of a compelling story, a story marked by one generation after the otherClick to continue…