About Me.

My name is Ian Swart. I’m a museum archivist living in Tulsa, Oklahoma

I’m an avid genealogist. The majority of my posts are written to document family stories shared with me from older generations.

This weblog serves as a creative outlet for these stories as well as a way to document them for the generations to come.


4 responses to “About Me.

  1. jamie swart

    January 17, 2014 at 10:45 am

    my grandpa Donald swart who has moved to mass. might have a lot of info I know he was really into when I was a child I don’t have his number but he lived north Collins new York moved to Ithaca n.y now massachusets ,y name is Jamie swart born dec 21 1986 dads peter I could only assume we all are related

  2. Chester Kight

    May 26, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Hi, I have just been reading your blog. – long story how I got there. Have you seen the book “Wagon Tracks” “Washita County Heritage Volume 1” ? Herman Swart, son of Henry and Greitje Swart is written about in it. It also has a picture of Mr. & Mrs. Herman Swart with their eight children.

  3. Steve Corey

    March 6, 2016 at 11:01 pm

    Have been working on the Hoffman family in south west Ohio. Came across your site looking for information on David or Daniel A Hoffman. I have notes from the 1800’s signed D.A.H. I also have information on Ephraim Hoffman from Verona, Ohio. If you are still working on this let me know.

  4. Chas. Michael Reeves

    September 19, 2016 at 6:02 pm


    I am currently the Historian for the USS Belknap Association, dedicated to honoring the memory of both USS Belknaps, DD 251/APD 24 and DLG/CG 26, and their namesake Admirals, father and son George and Reginald Belknap.

    Several Belknap descendants are members and supporters of the Association. At our 2014 Reunion in Portland, Maine, commemorating the 50th anniversary of the commissioning of DLG-26, we had eleven members of the Belknap family in attendance. Before the reunion, some of them had never met each other! The family brought a copy of George E. Belknap’s commissioning certificate, signed by President Abraham Lincoln.

    I served aboard the second Belknap from 1966 to 1969 as a sonar technician, and I’ve had the honor of knowing five DLG-26 Commanding Officers.

    The association meets every October in various locations, with every 5th year in Norfolk, VA. This year, it will be in Charleston, SC. Last year, we were in Branson, MO, which was fairly close to you; had we made contact earlier, you might have joined us. Please know that you are always welcome.

    I have recently been in touch with Michael Wood, who’s father Langley Wood was among the crewmembers of the WWII Belknap on your list, and who published a novel “Bacon’s Last Captain,” based on his experiences aboard the ship. I am currently reading the book, which is spellbinding.

    Thanks for your good work on the history of the ship. I look forward to hearing from you.

    Mike Reeves


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