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James Monroe
James Monroe "Jonas" McGee

Thank you to others in my family who have kickstarted me on this new hobby, for sharing their research with me. My father especially was hugely helpful in this. Thank you also to those who have provided pictures and documents that have enriched the stories of our ancestors. Please enjoy your visit, and if you're part of the family, go ahead and register with the link above!

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Latest News

7 Jul 2017
There's now a Forum for logged in users, allowing for conversation between users about anything. This can include questions about the site, corrections to data, sharing of family stories or of photos, or anything else you can think of. With the Forum, there's no strict format or rules, so I encourage everyone to check it out (under Info, Forum), or Register as a Family Member if you are not already (see link under Welcome header).

12 Jun 2017
You should now be able to view Census images without having an Ancestry.com account. My focus over the last week has been filling "gaps" in the tree, where I'm missing a spouse's name for example, or have no last name specified whatsoever. I'm finding Facebook and Pipl.com to be invaluable for researching living people in this effort.

1 Jun 2017
I've been absent here, but have been continuing my research on Ancestry.com. I'm jumping back over here to begin attaching documents from my research, starting with death certificates, marriage records and census records. I love how the census records present using the Census Plus International mod... see my great-grandfather, Frederick Archie Rintoul as an example.

19 Jan 2017
After much consideration, and inspiration from others, I've decided to take this site public. I've taken great lengths to secure any information on living relatives, and have also hidden all notes for guests, until such time as I can review them and make sure they're okay to mark as public. Thumbnails of media may be viewed, but the full-size media is also unavailable for guests. I'm also working on publishing a privacy policy that details this out in more depth.

17 Jan 2017
I've launched a new look to the site... the goal being to make the landing page a lot more flexible... expect lots of changes to this home page soon!

19 Dec 2016
Up until now, the rintoulbowman.com domain has pointed to wedding photos from over 3 years ago. Since no one has logged into that site in a year, it's time to repurpose it for this.

1 Dec 2016
I bit the bullet and started an Ancestry.com trial... so much information there! It's helping me blast past a lot of the gaps I've found in my data.

27 Nov 2016
This is a brand new site. I've started with data from my father, and am starting to compile data from my wife's family. If you see anything incorrect, please notify me and I will get it fixed. If you have any interesting family facts, documents, or photos to offer, please do! I hope to turn this site into something all of my family can explore and enjoy!