genealogy of the Johnson, Lane, Platz, and Walmer families,

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I have not yet uploaded all media items, so please contact me if there is something in particular you are looking for.

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Clicking on the Cemetery link will take you to a list of cemeteries by Country/State/County. If you click on a county it will display all the cemeteries in that county along with available headstone photos. To get a list of ALL burials, you must click on an individual cemetery.

Recent legislation changed the rules effective in 2014 that the SSDI will not be made public for three full years following a persons death. This may also delay the ten year limit on publishing the actual SSN.

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Photo Album 2014 Reunion - View some of the photos taken at the reunion. Click through the photos or select Slide Show.

Our Modern Roots - Check out this cool descendants chart and help me fill in the blanks! Use the Contact Us link below for edits and additions.

Individual Prefix Legend:
# - Not a blood relative
#@ - An aunt or uncle that is not a blood relative
@ - An extended family member of a non-blood relative

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Latest News

12 February 2015 I got sidetracked on a project for a cousin, but finally got some of the reunion photos into an album. The link is in the middle column of this page.

12 January 2015 Database overhaul is still in progress. However, I am going to take a break from that to get the reunion photos uploaded. I will provide a link to the Album when I am finished.

26 November 2014 - A warm welcome to cousin Tom Potts and his family!

My siblings and I will be attending this reunion in Galivants Ferry, South Carolina in November. It will be really fun to see our extended family again after 50+ years!

ABOUT SURNAMES - I have deliberately used a single spelling of a surname where multiple spelling variations have arisen. Most notably are Jenerette (Jeanerette, Jenrette, Jinright); Lane (Lain); Albritton (Allbritton). For the most part, all of these relatives are descended from the same ancestor(s).

7 Oct 2014 - Database updated. 20,377 individuals. Database overhaul continues.

11 Jun 2012 - A complete overhaul of the database and media files is in progress. With over 10,000 individuals, this will take some time! Thanks for your patience.

26 June 2011 - Database updated. 8,273 people.

25 June 2011 - I visited Forest Lawn Glendale on 4 June 2011 and photographed all of the family headstones I could find. These were uploaded today. The full resolution versions can be found in the Gallery.

24 April 2011 - Many new people have been added and the database was renumbered. For the next few months, my focus will be images. Kind relatives have sent me stacks of photos, and I still have those historical people to provide images for.

23 January 2011 - An updated (but still incomplete) GEDCOM file was uploaded today. The branches are slowly expanding. Many new photos are available, thanks to the kind members at, and Andy D. Johnson. There is also a new "book" about Aunt Pet (Martha Lane) that my Dad had hidden away. Very cool stuff.

12 November 2010 - Welcome Andy D. Johnson and family. Also descendants of Andrew Jackson Johnson, Sr. Delighted you are here!

9 November 2010 - A big welcome to Kenneth Ray Carpenter and his family, descendants of Andrew Jackson Johnson, Sr. So happy to have you!

5 July 2010 - User accounts have been reissued. If you have trouble logging in, please remove from your favorites, clear your browser cache, then try again. If you still have problems, please contact me.

28 June 2010 - Software upgrade completed.

16 June 2010 - A special welcome to the family of Joe and Molly Schroeder!