Welcome to the Stanley History Project, a Memorial to DeWolf Melvin Stanley

Pay particular attention to the last paragraph.

Stan, as he was known, was born May 19, 1924 in Elmira, New York, died February 12, 2004. He was a loving father, husband, and grandfather. He also enjoyed being a jazz musician, genealogist, sailor, stamp collector and Christian servant for peace through the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A. Dewolf graduated from the University of Michigan as a Phi Gamma Delta and went on for an MBA at UCLA as he pursued a career in aerospace engineering. He served in World War II receiving the Purple Heart and went on to construct the Blue Horizons Hotel in Grenada, West Indies. Predeceased by Norma Herber Stanley, he is survived by a daughter, Denise Stanley; his grandson Nicolas; and his sister Lorraine Berlin. He will be missed more than words can express.

In his role as the family genealogist, Stan spent many years researching his family tree, and had hoped to publish some books with what he found. At the time of his death, he was using a DOS program called Family Roots to keep track of his data. While it was sophisticated for its time, and allowed some methods that are not currently in Windows based programs, it also had some limitations as well. As a result, he used abbreviations for his sources and kept track of what those sources stood for in a word processing program.

The "ahnentafels" section of the Home Page is an archive of the way the data existed at the time of Stan's death. With minor exceptions, there is no plan to make corrections to data in the ahnenetafel format, as it is presented only as a historical snapshot of the information.

The "sources" section  of the Home Page are the three types of sources that he had in word processor format. There are a few sources missing - if it's not on one of those three pages, we don't know what the abbreviation stands for. He had a unique method of using sources, so the titles of those sources are being used intact. They all start with MD, PH, and FH. You can see those sources by clicking on Sources from the Home Page.

The "genealogy" section (this section) is the more current information. The Family Roots data was imported into a Windows program called The Master Genealogist (TMG). TMG has a utility program that automatically generates the data as you see it in the genealogy section of this project. Eventually, all of the sources will be connected in TMG, so that you don't need to go to a separate page to find out what the abbreviation stands for. However, that may be awhile as it is low priority.

Two things to be aware of. 1) None of the sources are available to supply to you. Stan lived in a very small place and did not keep copies for himself. 2) For the foreseeable future, there will not be anything added or corrected to the genealogy section other than linking the sources as mentioned above.