Whether you are a member of our immediate family—or the extended family of Baileys across America and around the world — we hope you will find these resources interesting and helpful in your own search for family.
We have discovered from personal experience that family ties are extremely important. Our family’s history demonstrates that was true as several branches of our family came to America and then moved westward as the nation expanded. We hope their adventures will provide exciting prospects for you. The site is essentially a genealogical tool, but it is more. It is a testimony to faith and courage, resilience and creativity, and above all to the importance of celebrating family ties.
You will find detailed information and fascinating stories in The Bailey File. The various tabs in the column at the left will help you navigate through the branches of Ausland and Bailey family. There are pictures going back to the early days of photography in the Gallery, along side the data sheets and with the Bios and Blogs. The list of names and surnames reaches back to Colonial America and to places like Germany, Norway, England, Moravia, France, Canada and Mexico. An explanation of these resources can be found by clicking on Where to Begin.
If you should have corrections or additional information, please let us know.
Trees are useful images for family histories. The Family Tree includes roots, branches and shoots. In our family, as in many others, trees furnish a mental picture of the old homestead; a walnut tree planted by great-grandfather, a willow sheltered a sandbox, a stand of stately maples distinguished a property. The trees pictured here, painted by friends were used in publicity for our church. We thank the artists: David Jouard, Barbara Marin, Alvin Richter, and Catherine LeCleire.