New Family Tree Software

Just wanted to post that I have been working on a new family tree.  Joaktree has been shutdown and is no longer being updated and I keep having trouble with some of the updates to the site because of this.  There really is not a good replacement that supports Joomla so I went with Webtrees stand alone software but it is totally separate from my website (Separate logins, etc).  Maybe someday there will be a bridge or another piece of software that will work with Joomla.  I am going to leave the old Joaktree online for now just so I can compare and make sure all the data is there.  I am really going to miss Joaktree because it was a good tool to use for this stuff, but I am really starting to like the Webtrees package alot.  It has some really nice features and I do not mind creating any user accounts that are needed.  You must be signed in to see anyone that is still living but other than that all data is viewable.


New User Registration

I had to disable New User Registration due to being flooded by spam requests.  Somehow the bad guys have figured out how to setup a new user without actually coming to my site and using the RECaptcha stuff.  I am constantly having to delete hundreds of Fake users.  

If you need to have an account setup on this website, use the Contact Me page and fill in the form to ask for a login, I will create one and send the details to you.  I no longer want to spend all this time deleting users that are fake.  Most of the content is available with out a user name, I think the family tree software will not show birthdates of living people unless you log in.

Thanks and sorry for the trouble.

Merge Is Complete

If you have been redirected here from or it is no mistake.  I have completed the conversion and the other domain names will eventually go away.  Everything is now available here and I only have to keep up one site going forward.  All of the galleries are back up and running, the search is still a little wacky but I think that is the Phoca Gallery's problem at the moment.

Updates to the site

There have been some major updates here.  The Family tree has had a major make over, it has a lot of new data added and some data that I found out was wrong has been removed.  There are new pictures added to the family tree app so if you click on a person you may start to see photos for that person (Still a new thing so it will get better over time with more photos). 

I added some photos to the gallery.  A trip to the Grand Canyon National Park is now online.  Pictures can not even begin to describe it, I bet I have seen hundreds of photos over the years but until I saw it in person it just was not the same.  This trip took place in the summer time (June 2014) and it was about 85-90 degrees there, not too hot but it was before the rainy season had set in.  You can see them here:   Grand Canyon

Family Tree Questions

I have the Family Tree online here at and if you are a guest you can see some of the data.  If you sign in to the website you have access to a lot more information, like birthdays, sources, photos and other things as well.  If you have any photos or information on a person that is listed in this family tree please contact me and I will get it updated / uploaded.

This family tree goes in all directions from Crystal Grindstaff Shook, Jamen Lewis Shook.  I tried to include aunts, uncles, cousins regardless how far down the line they went.  We have verified the information that is here as best we can from Bibles, online records, personal accounts and burial records.  If you see a mistake please let me know.

I have converted to Webtrees for the family tree since Joaktree project has been terminated.  There are no real good options for a Joomla family tree and Webtrees is actually good, but it is a stand alone product.  I will keep the old tree here for awhile to make sure that I have not missed anything (As long as it does not cause a problem for the website) but eventually it will go away as well.   Webtrees require you to sign in outside of my website and since I have turned off new registrations it really is not an issue.  No new info in the old tree.