Posted on June 30th, 2008
One of the goals behind the creation of HoyleHistory.com was the indexing and organizing of some of the better family histories and genealogies available. This would not only allow the sharing of published research, but also provide enjoyable reading for anyone interested in the subject.
As I blueprinted the mechanics of this website, I soon realized that I might be asking too much of myself and the site. Because the surname “Hoyle” (and its variations) cover hundreds of families, related and unrelated, I would have to find a way to not only present the stories of famous and notable Hoyles, but also of those of us who are less well known or without any “public face.” Read the rest of this entry »
Posted on June 8th, 2008
I want to welcome all of my Hoyle cousins and namesakes, their families, and their friends to this new website. I hope that you’ll come to enjoy your visits here and that when you do stop by you’ll feel free to contribute and comment whenever the urge strikes.
My name is John Alan Hoyle. I live in Salem, Oregon – a city that I consider to be one of the most beautiful in America’s Pacific Northwest. I am a semi-retired grandfather. My work and my hobby is the creation of websites for small businesses and private individuals. I’ll tell you more about myself on another page at another time. All you need to really know – beside the fact that I love and admire my own family – is that I also have a life-long passion for the study of history and genealogy.
Today is Sunday, June 8th, 2008. This project actually gets off the ground about forty years late – but after years of promising my family that I would write our family story, I am actually putting pen to paper – or should I say “fingertips to keyboard” – thanks to two things. First is a technological format that simply did not exist forty, or even twenty, years ago – namely the Internet. Second – the fact that I have reached an age where I can live in semi-retirement and actually have time to do some of the things I’ve never really had time for before. Read the rest of this entry »