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Doug the bug (#46927512)
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Bio Photo Before my mom passed away I started on the journey to discover my family ancestors. I don't remember how I was put in touch with my cousin but we meet about 5 years ago.

That meeting started me especially after the phone call to my mom. They talked for two hours and I spent the next day gathering photos of people she remembered. The past came to life for her when I brought them home. She enjoyed them for almost 2 years before she graduated to higher ground.

What was interesting is that the past also became part of my present. Now as of August 10, 2008, the tree is being redone. However, this wonderful resource was found as well as an increase of information. The tree now stands at 6,011 people. It grows every day with new discoveries. All because of a computer crash new life is growing. With the help of others for every question answered ten more come up.

For that reason I am glad to experience the ever expanding network on this long journey. As they say many hands make work lite. Lets all work together and see what else can be found.

Thanks a million times something,
Doug Powell
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John Wittenberg
Request for transfer...
Hi Doug,

Menzo Garfield Puelz is my great grandpa. I would be happy and blessed to manage this memorial if you would transfer this to me.

Thank you,
John Wittenberg

Find A Grave Memorial# 36149089

Added by John Wittenberg on Apr 18, 2015 5:11 PM
J Vander Brug
Regarding Walter W Neely
Born 9 March 1893 Mason County Ill
Died 19 August 1955 Mason County Ill
Added by J Vander Brug on Apr 04, 2015 8:04 AM
Janice L. (Hadley) Caylor
Mollie Watkins
If Mollie is your Great Grandmother, then we are cousins. I am interested in who you descend from. I descend from Jessie Lee Roberts Livingston...
Please e-mail me at:

Janice (Hadley) Caylor

Added by Janice L. (Hadley) Caylor on Mar 31, 2015 9:47 AM
Brigham Hagerman
Mason City Cemetery

RE: record #31651515 for Israel (and Nellie) Howell in Mason City Cemetery.

This headstone is missing from the plot listed on your entry. I was curious if your data comes from written records or if you actually performed a reading of Mason City Cemetery. I'm trying to determine if the stones have been since removed or if their location is possibly different from that listed.

At the plot listed, Block 10 Lot 93.00, there is found only a cement base.

Thanks for any information.
Brigham Hagerman
Added by Brigham Hagerman on Mar 25, 2015 11:55 AM
R Wheeler
Your bio
What a great story you have to tell.
Added by R Wheeler on Mar 20, 2015 12:12 PM
sorry I am new to this and am not sure if the grave I referenced linked to my last question about Susan Huff Harper; Could Thomas Silvers be her first huband?
Added by FYTaylor on Mar 19, 2015 12:56 PM
Could this grave be the first husband for
I cannot locate any other Thomas Silvers on Find A Grave but that is not to say he is her first husband. I did not know if you had more information on this person. Thanks.
Added by FYTaylor on Mar 19, 2015 12:54 PM
Hi Dough,

I tried to sponsor a memorial (31121544), yet the CC won't get accepted. I am willing to donate for the great work you are doing.
Added by Eric on Mar 13, 2015 10:50 AM
Doug - are you still active? I have some edit requests pending - go to the EDIT tab on your bio page and just click the button at the bottom. thank you!
Added by CatheaC on Mar 05, 2015 1:22 PM
David Gladwell
Jas Haley 37803764
Doug, I wonder if you would consider transferring this Confederate soldier to my keeping, because I have a great deal of data to enter on him. This includes a letter he wrote home from prison camp in Chicago Thanks for your consideration.

David Gladwell 48396714
Added by David Gladwell on Mar 04, 2015 11:39 AM
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