Years of Research
done an incredible job preparing this book for the Coleman/Steil
family. I have seen him over the course of several years
spending endless hours at his desk doing the research to
gather information as far back as he could. Every once
in a while he would call me over to show me what he found.
His excitement was contagious.
time Tom thought he was done -- NOT! He would find
is the result of his passion to educate future generations
about the ancestors of the Coleman and Steil families.
Tom is truly a great historian for the immediate family of
Murray Coleman and Kathleen Steil and for the all members of
the Coleman and Steil extended families.
Evolution of Our Family
is very complete and should give one a very good idea of where
we came from. It not only honors our parents on their
anniversary -- it also opens up our minds to the many ways our
family tree evolved. If just one relationship did not occur
the outcome would be very different! Thanks Tom.
When Tom Coleman gets
involved in a project he never does it mediocre. He goes ALL
It’s amazing to see the
finished product--Family Ancestry: Murray F. Coleman and
Kathleen J. Steil.
For many years it
has been very interesting watching the pieces come together as
Tom has discovered the history of immigration, family secrets,
DNA, finding other family members and so much more. I know we
all had so many questions about our roots and now our
questions have been answered.
One of the perks of Tom’s
research was that it brought the family together on many
occasions. My favorite was our mother Kay’s 80th
birthday. All of us “kids”, Mom and Aunt Betty piled in a van
and spent several hours visiting Coleman/Steil historical
sites. Between the laughter and the tears it was one of the
best days of my life!
So kudos to you Tom Coleman.
Now please pass the gravy….
Appreciation by Extended Family
Coleman-Steil Family History is fantastic! You have put your
heart and soul into celebrating your parents' lives and given
all of us a chance to know them. The photos you have added,
and the biographies you have written add an extra pleasure in
reading this book. So proud of you for doing this, not only
for your family, but for all of us who are related to you.
Clarice and Bob Coleman
Member by Choice
reviewed several of the many sections of your book, dedicated
to preserving the memory of your parents and their lineage, as
well as younger generations. Your introduction, and the
presentation of the book is amazing to read, and your love for
your family…the hundreds of them there must be…is palpable to
congratulate you on the completion of many many hundreds of
hours of research on the computer, going to Salt Lake City and
doing more research there, interviewing family members and
traveling many miles to do so. Honoring your family members
by collecting and documenting their lives, experiences,
memories and photographs is a monumental task. You made
navigation of the many sections easy. And, you have honored
several of your ancestors by making sure there are markers or
headstones where they have been buried.
family is very lucky to have you as its historian, and the
gift of this book will certainly be treasured by current and
future family members.
and gratitude for allowing me to be a part of your journey,
Family member by choice not blood.
Tom for the amazing job with the Family Ancestry book. I
think you have a new career! The "family whisperer."
impressive Tom. Quite a wonderful research project.
Thanks for your time and effort for future generations to
enjoy. What do you do with your spare time!!!!!