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This website contains numerous historical files most of which are either "pdf " or "jpg" and should be easy to view using standard tools already on your computing device. A few files are extremely large and can take a while to load (see for example Davenport Ancestry in America and Descendents of John Pope Davenport and Edward Wilcox Davenport under the profile of Dorothly Lufkin Davenport). Loading time can vary greatly from computer to computer depending on factors such as computer memory as well as internet speed. When loading these large files, please be patient and allow your computer sufficient time to finish, and then you will be able to view the files.

We have tried to maintain a balance between having very large files which can take a long time to load versus having many small files which can be cumbersome to individually review. So in some cases we have combined multiple similar files under a given profile into a single (multi-page) pdf. In other cases we have separated volumes into multiple files (see for example the Scrapbooks under the profile of Theron Smith Hall). Multi-page files listed in the genealogy pages have been designated with "(mp)" following the name.

Joseph Smith Hall Family History Archives
Copyright 2009 Hall Family Organization
2306 N. 390 E.
Provo, UT 84604-1726
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