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I have begun uploading biographies to the website. you can find them by going to the collections tab, selecting History and from the dropdown click on Biographies. These first Bios are only the start. If you have a biography of an Ackley that you would like me to add please email it to me at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and I will be sure to add it to the collection.

With the relatively large number of Ackley's in the US, and the early arrival to America's shores, there are, as you can imagine quite a large number of Ackley's in America's history. This is a good thing and Ackley's have indeed contributed greatly to this country.

However, keeping track of all of them and knowing which James or Thomas you are referring to can be quite another matter. So to help out those researching the Ackley name on this website we are adopting a method of identification called the "Henry Number System"

Happy New Year! As we move into the new year it provides an opportunity to look back at the previous year and take stock in our accomplishments. My hope is that as you look back you are satisfied with what you see. There is talk by some that 2012 is our last year together due to the upcoming apocalyptic ending on its way. While I enjoyed the movie, I am really hopeful that the ending is not that close as I still have way too many items on my Honey Do list! If you are interested in a more Genealogical year-end wrap up I would suggest that you visit While I don't always agree with Tamura's opinion, I have to admit that at least she always DOES have an opinion.

As for what is coming to this website