There are several reasons that I deceided to make this website:
But most of all, this site is for YOU, not for money. I'm not asking for money from anyone. I am and I will continue to pay for this myself. All that I do ask for is family information on Japp ancestors and relatives.
This website is for Japp family ancestry and as such I don't have the ability to branch out too much into other names that have married into Japp families. My rule on names other than Japp is that I will list names one generation past a Japp on their own heading and their children under that heading. But I will not list two generations past a Japp on their own heading.
For example, when a Japp woman marries a Smith, their children will be listed under the Japp woman's heading and also may have their own heading on the next generation page at a later date. However, the grandchildren of the Japp woman and Smith man will only be listed under their parents and will not be listed with their own heading on the following generation page.
Divorce. Divorce is a sensitive subject for most people. The conditions of divorce stir up emotions that sometimes cause us to not think clearly and logically. It's not a fun thing. I was affected by divorces before even getting married. Many friends of mine from college and the parents of friends in grade school have divorced.
Just the facts. Even though divorce occured in my own family, I have to deal with it and accept the realities of it. So if you were married and divorced with no children, then perhaps there is no need to list the first spouse's name. However, if you have children and that child's last name is born Japp, then it would not be fair to that child to not list both parents, if known. When I was given this project's base data, it contained info on some single-parent Japp people and I listed them, however, I would prefer to have both parents listed.
Be fair to everyone. Please be fair to children born Japp to have both their parents listed. All I ask is for you to think logically, volunteer just the facts for the future, and everyone will be happy.
Suggestions? Corrections? Agree or Disagree? Please email me and we'll discuss it because I would like everybody to enjoy having a list of Japp relatives easily available to them on the internet. Other Japp relations out there might recognize a name and find a connection to the rest of us!
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