Melissa Stroud

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I took up genealogy in 2003. I intend to research all that I can about my and my ex-husbands' family. When my children are old enough, I will pass it down to them. I found this site while researching my mother's family, the Cermaks, one relative being the late Chicago mayor, Anton Cermak. The most difficult part of my research is finding information about my first ex-husband who abandoned his children in 2004. His last name is an uncommon one, "van Loan". You would think that an uncommon name would be easy to research. He never talked much about his family and kept in touch with no relatives.

Paternal: Stroud, Deaver, Harper, Carter, Smith, Taylor, and Heath

Maternal: Cermak, Radnis, Dolejs, Stockus

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