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FRANK SLAVIN, PUGLIST
Welcome to the Slaven Genealogy Exchange! Our purpose is to be a central location to collect and exchange information for Slaven, Slevin, Slavin, Slavey, and other surname variations. As a registered one-name study, the scope of this exchange is world wide. We hope there's something here for the beginning genealogist, the old hand, and the merely curious!
Perhaps my lack of energy these past months was because the sarcoma that was removed last November had metastasized before the surgery. Two nodules were found in my left lung on Sept. 11, and they were removed on Sept. 26. I'm recovering nicely. I'm taking at least the next week off work for my recovery, so I hope to devote a day to adding some updates to this website, like finishing that blog post about James and Benjamin Slavens that's been about 80 percent complete for months...
There is a new blog post about my health and this website. (Spolier alert: it should be around for years to come.)
I'd planning on announcing this anyway, but now's a good time since I'm not pounding out many blog posts-- I'd welcome guest submissions to the blog. They would need to be generally genealogy related. Maybe you have a research problem that you'd like to detail, laying out the sources you've checked, the discrepancies you've found, your thoughts on what may be missing. For example, I intend to get a blog post together discussing whether Isaiah Slavens is buried at Union Chapel, where his marker is, or at Brick Chapel, in Putnam County, Indiana. Maybe you've had a family reunion that brought together unknown cousins, or you've visited an old family cemetery or homestead. Contact me with your ideas. Thanks! And contributions for other parts of the web site-- photos, bios, obituaries, etc.-- are always welcome as well!
About this site
This is a private, noncommercial educational site for the free exchange of information. It is not associated with Ancestry.com, Rootsweb, MyFamily, or any commercial site. (That means no banner ads, no pop-up or pop-under windows, no unsolicited email!)
I'm a software engineer for a company in the Des Moines suburbs. Besides genealogy, I'm also involved with collie rescue. I'd love to spend much more time working on this website but until retirement in 5 years or a lottery jackpot win, it's going to have to remain a hobby.