Volunteer Information
Desoto Co. FLGenWeb Project ,Inc.

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The hoopla...

We encourage everyone to get involved with our project. No contribution is considered to big or to small. This project is solely produced on a volunteer basis. You retain the rights to any donations made to this project and if at anytime you wish your information to be removed we will do so. We cannot accept any copyrighted information from such things like books, magazines or previously done surveys or transcriptions of public records put into a book/list form because once this is done, the list itself is protected under copyright laws. We must obtain written permission from any copyright holder before placing their information on this site. However this does not apply to any published works pre-1925 for which the publisher has not reapplied for a copyright.

How can I help...

We accept almost anything you have to offer as long as it will help other researchers!
Such as photos, biographies (in your own words), old news paper articles or announcements, scanned vital records, public records ect. If you don't see a catagory that you feel fits with what you have to offer, no problem.... We'll create one! All information can be sent by email or regular mail. Please let us know if you have any problems and we will work it out together. And of course, if you find a mistake any where on this web site please take the time to let us know! Peggy McSwain

About us...

Phyllis Mathis Sunman Borden (my mom) and Janine Sunman Rickner (her favorite...tee hee) where both born and raised in Fort Myers, Lee Co, Florida. We started researching our family tree together about 6 years ago. We've traced the Mathis and Williams families from Virginia migrating through North Carolina, Georgia and settling in Florida. We have strong ties in Desoto County with the first family settlement in the Brownville area circa 1850. We also have direct linages with the McClenithan and Smith families settling in Desoto County in the 1870s. We took over the Desoto Co FLGenWeb Project in April 1998 and since then our hobby has expanded into something we are both very proud of. With the donations and help from others, along with own time and efforts, this web site has become every visitors project and we thank you for helping us make it grow to a project we can all be proud of!

Note- Phyllis and Janine were the best county coordinators, 
I have left this page in tact for the most  part to Honor the 
work done by this duet-It  was the greatest effort yet of a 
county coordinator.
Only hope to follow in the footsteps of 
my cousins

Thank you!


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