Lively  Roots          

A genealogy and anecdotal history of the Lively Family

 and their many relationships. 




Lively, West Virginia


  I do not anticipate that either my children or others will be much interested, at this time, in the reading of these articles, but I rest assured that, when the years have gone and I sleep with my fathers, some of my blood that comes after me, will desire to know something of their forbearers;  Then they will read it. 



64 years of age.  Cousin.




It is indeed desirable to be well descended, but the glory

belongs to our ancestors.








Pedigree Format

Contains every name in our data base.


Descendant Tree Index  

A selection of special interest family trees and

 those that are "unconnected"  trees.  These names can also be found

 in our Pedigree Format




Items of Interest


Blazon of Arms.  A brief history of heraldry and the coats of arms for

Lively, Hatfield, and Davis.


Things to Read.  A selection of biographies, historical events and stories

 involving family and odds and ends with the "Lively" name. 



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The Story Tellers


    "We are the chosen.  In each family there is one who seems called to find the ancestors; to put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family their story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.  Genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts; instead, it is breathing life into all who have gone before.  We are the story tellers of the tribe.  All tribes have one.  We have been called as if it were in our genes.  Those who have gone before cry out to us:  Tell our story, and so we do.   In them we find ourselves."




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Updated June 17, 2012