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About this site:
This site hosts the known history of Laughter - Lawter (other variations) and related surnames. The information is presented as a Family Tree in HTML page format.

To help researchers, this site also contains maps and historical information about early North Carolina.

Search and FIND:
The SEARCH feature searches ONLY the files (pages) on this site. It will find all PAGES containing one or more instance of your search request [the words and numbers entered in the Search box]. Then, you must do a FIND for each entry on each page. If you have not used SEARCH on this site before, please see the FIND HELP page to help you get started.

About Photos and other stuff:
Photos and other material have been supplied by cousins and are shown here with their permission. I am not the owner and cannot grant permission for other uses. See Copyright notice.

I'd like to add more content so if you have photos, anecdotes or other materials you can share please send copies to me by e-mail or by regular mail. It will be greatly appreciated. Keep in mind, anything you send remains YOUR property but also keep in mind that it may get destroyed. My request is for you to loan a NON-RETURNABLE COPY of the material to this site.

E-mail sent to me at LaughterGenealogy.com [i.e., frank at laughtergenealogy.com] will NOT be delivered. Web based email is so heavily spammed that it is unacceptable for normal use. Please use the email address above. If you want to send something via regular mail, let me know by e-mail or phone and I will provide my home address.

Note of apology:
I apologize for the long delays in answering e-mails and updating the Web site over the past few years. Chronic health problems in our family put me down for long stretches (I'm semi-invalid) so now and then I have to take a few days, or a few weeks, off. My late wife also had long and serious health issues that required a lot of attention. I appreciate your patience. [My wife of 53 years passed away 25 Nov 2009. I'm 78 (as of Mar. 2013) so health remains a question but not as serious as before. I'll continue to do my best.]

A solution to help speed things up:
Help me find someone willing to update HTML pages or to help maintain the site in other ways. All help will be greatly appreciated.