|Deb Rudy (#47416386)|
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I saw my aunt spend more than 2 decades on foot, in letters of inquiry and on the phone, tracing our maternal line back to two different passengers on the Mayflower. It's simply wonderful now to be able to do so much ancestor research online. |
I'm tracing my paternal line, which is presenting many challenges. They traveled from northern Switzerland and Germany to PA in the early 1700's and their records and graves are well hidden by the passage of time. When I do find those kin, I know I will want to see photos of their graves, to glean both data and more leads, and will need help from other Find A Grave photo volunteers. So I am happy to help fulfill requests for photos of your ancestors headstones in my hometown cemetery or nearby.
I know the frustration of finding a long lost relative's grave on Find A Grave, but only seeing the year of birth, year of death and partial name entered, and no headstone photo. So I am adding as many headstone photos as I can to already posted, memorials from cemeteries in my hometown from the 1700, 1800 and early 1900's that have no photo. And on the memorials of local graves that I add, I am adding whatever local info about the person that I can find.
If in turn, my helping others to find their ancestors, will lead to someone finding mine, then the kindness will come full circle.
Working to decipher the words on the oldest headstones, before they become too weathered to even try to read, is not just my hobby, but a way to preserve the past.
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Yes Lois is my grandmother. Thank You for accepting the picture.
Added by df89 on Nov 21, 2013 5:25 AM
|Helen Rineer||Christoper Gibble|
Thank you so much for your work on this request. I was just starting to do more research on Christoper when I got the next e-mail. Will put him in the correct cemetery. I appreciate all of your work. Once again thank you.
|Paul E. and Krista L. Hanson||RE: Henry Eshelman in Halifax:s Hill cem|
Wow! 1,000 thanks for adding in Henry Eshelman's grave photo. We were just there this summer and thought we looked all up and down that Hill but couldn't find it. Would it be at all possible to let us know some descriptions about where it is? Some landmarks of other nearby graves, up the hill down the hill, which corner or center, which row.....? We certainly hope to get back to PA and would love to stand by the grave of my great-great-great-great grandfather!
|Dave Van Doren||RE: Margaret Rudy-Faber|
I had put down the Find-a-grave memorial for Margaret Rudy Faber after your previous note to me, and I just put it back up. She is a 5g grandmother of one of my daughters-in-law. I had gotten her burial from "The Rudys of God's house", but for some reason could not find that reference.
Dave Van Doren
|Eileen Lentz||Mary A. Byrod|
I should have looked at the second Jacob Byrod's memorial before sending you the last message. That is the memorial that should be Mary A. Byrod. I changed it. However, looking at the records I found on Ancestry, her husband was a Civil War veteran, so he would not have been the Jacob Byrod who died in 1857. I will do some more research and add what I find to her memorial, and perhaps another memorial for her husband, Jacob, who may be the son of the other Jacob and Mary Byrod.
|Eileen Lentz||Mary A. Byrod|
Thank you so much for adding these new photos and Thanks to the scout troop for doing the clean up and repair of the stones. The state of that cemetery weighed heavy on my mind since moving away from Pennsylvania. Hopefully you will be adding a new memorial for Mary A. Byrod since you discovered there are two Mary Byrods in the cemetery. I am very happy to update any of the memorials I created. Thank you again for all your work.
|GLENDA EISENHOUR||RE: Benj Eisenhauer|
Deb, this is wonderful! Thank you for being so thoughtful and adding the updated photo. I'm so happy to learn the cemetery is being fixed up as well. Quite a difference between the old photo and this one.
|Lawrence L Morgan||RE: FYI Solomon Shaffer|
Thanks and good Luck
|Deborah (Hoffman) Weiner||RE: Catherine|
Sorry I wasn't able to get with you on the Geiger grave site this summer to photograph Catherine's grave. I did not want to chance it with the overgrowth in the area. Don't worry. I'll be back again! Deborah
|Diane Marino||RE: Corson headstones|
You're welcome. The cemetery is about 5 mins. from my house and it only took me 15 mins. to find them. Glad I could help.
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