How To Use The Virtual Archive

Our repository of COMBS-COOMBS &c. lineages can help you further your family history in different ways. The information you will find in this part of our DNA STUDY is provided by researchers as their best picture of what they believe to be their COMBS-COOMBS ancestry given their existing knowledge base. Keep in mind that different people will arrive at different conclusions based on a range of expertise and success in finding and using documentation. Determining what researchers base their lineage upon, can be pursued further by utilizing our research project AND dialoguing with other researchers, particularly the lineage contact, at our COMBS-COOMBS Mailing List, where we can all benefit in expanding our knowledge of COMBS-COOMBS ancestry. See our home page for how to e-mail or become a member of our mailing list h t t p : / / w w w . c o m b s - f a m i l e s . o r g .


The LINEAGE “SNAPSHOTS” can be ACCESSED either in ARCHIVE I (all lineages), or ARCHIVE II (by specific location or person). The ORGANIZATION OF THE ARCHIVES is divided into alpha and birthdate order by:

  1. LOCATION Country, shire/state, county/parish, etc.
  2. GIVEN NAME with variant spellings of surnames treated as one, but spelled as submitted.
  3. BIRTHDATE for similarly named people in the same location by earliest date.


  1. LINEAGE from the oldest ancestor down to most recent descendant.
  2. GOALS to be fulfilled or resolved by combining family history research and DNA genetic profile data to the ancestry of the lineage.
  3. LEARNINGS what can be validated, verified, connected, ruled in or ruled out as a result of interpreting DNA test results applied to family history knowledge.
  4. NOTES of points considered useful in understanding the lineage.
  5. CONTACT who submitted the lineage, and/or
  6. SOURCE from which the lineage was derived.


There are a variety of APPROACHES you can use to ACCESS family history information through our archives.

Submit your Lineage “snapshot”

Search Virtual Archive I (Entire Archive!!! Very large page may take a while load.

Search Virtual Archive II. (Load the page by Region or Individuals.)

Notify the Webmaster of technical difficulties in using the Archive.

Notify the Project Adminstrator, Denise Mortorff, of problems with family history information as it relates to the VIRTUAL ARCHIVE.

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