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A Family Who Loves Genealogy (#47178231)
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I started this journey trying to find my roots and discover my lines. I was involved in an accident that caused me to be paralyzed. I went in for a hysterectomy and the epidural needle used for anesthesia cut the nerves to my right leg! I went from traveling a week every month running nonstop seeing new sights to staying home traversing with a walker! I had to find a hobby since I no longer could drive long distances and adventure as I once did. For two years I cried wondering, "Why Me?". Of all the people I knew, I was the one person who could not sit still for two seconds...always on the go was I. One day as I was lamenting my lot, I looked up at a photo of my great grandmother Elizabeth Barrow Wylde on my wall. It looked a little dusty. I grabbed the walker, found a dust cloth, and started dusting. On the back was a very old penned family tree. It piqued my interest. It started my new found love of genealogy.

Once I started, several family members have jumped in to help with this discovery. We have family members well into their 90s joining this search, relating their stories and encouraging the college aged children to help the quest. This is a family account.

There is much excitement in trying to put the pieces together to form this wonderful puzzle called FAMILY. Thanks to all of you for helping me in my efforts. I truly DO appreciate each and every one of you! This genealogical community is a family as well...

Recently I have learned how to do links... I decided to add links to my parents and brother who died. I was blessed with a wonderful mother and father who taught us to serve others. They instilled in each of us that desire to be helpful. They taught us to be kind to others. They wanted each of us to care for our fellow man. Elizabeth Barrow Haring was my wonderful Mother, and my father was John Albert Nurmi. My dear brother who died OH so early was Lawrence Albert Nurmi ...

We have all been touched by a neighbor. Many do leave an imprint on our lives. I was particularly blessed with an older couple who helped me grow up. They were Albert and Inez Balme. I am not sure how they managed to stay sane with a inquisitive little girl like me living next door! This memorial tells a bit of a story about me.

Here is a Dear Dear friend of mine who died when she was 11 years old. Virginia Lee McLeod. She went away for a 4th of July weekend on the West Coast of Florida only to contract encephalitis.

HUGS Of appreciation sent your way for remembering them!

If you want a transfer of any family member I would be happy to transfer that memorial your way. I do not go by the four generation rule! Family is matter if it is 50 years or 500 years old! A direct line does not matter. Cousins and Uncles and Aunts have always played a large role in any family.

I will transfer memorials to you if you are helping someone else with their family tree...many are not computer wizards and need our help. I often will link together family members and help those related set up findagrave accounts. The entire reason we are here is to help others. I am a true believer in service.

If I can help anyone with your family tree, I am more than happy to help you do the search! I am a member of and have honed a skill when searching for relatives. There are stories to be told, experiences to be shared, and family roots to be discovered! I would be thrilled to search for documents pertaining to your family!

There is GREAT joy and satisfaction when serving others. Many times we find ourselves when we are in the midst of serving others! My mother always was a proponent of the concept that idle hands get into I work work work...wink!

Though life is evanescent and soon passes, our thoughts and memories are locked in our mind forever. Remember those who have gone before us.

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Andrew L.
RE: I had to take a moment to thank you...
Thank you oh so much!
Added by Andrew L. on May 28, 2016 5:54 PM
Mmorial 1679646
Dorothy Sattler Stanley is my grandmother. She never mentioned a middle name of Gano, and it is not listed on her birth record; Gano is a family name though, so I am wondering where you found this piece of info.

Thank you for listing her
Added by Sarah on May 27, 2016 6:04 PM
Rob Dickens
RE: Many MANY thanks sent to you from Texas!
Thank you for your message of support. I am happy to be part of this international effort to document as many of our ancestors as possible.


Rob Dickens
Added by Rob Dickens on May 23, 2016 11:34 PM
Robert Taylor
Thank-you for the obituary for Howard E Taylor. He was a cousin of my grandfather. The photos we have of the train wreck and the Newspaper descriptions are not edited like one would be today. They are gruesomely descriptive. Thanks again for sharing a member of the family.

Added by Janet on May 23, 2016 6:47 PM
Janet Wilcox
RE: Ohhhhhhh
Not a problem - glad it was an easy fix. On the Forest Lawn web site there is a drop down menu for a few local cemeteries that must be part of the corporate "family". If Forest Lawn doesn't make that distinction on the cards they send you, how would you know? Lakeview in Hamburg NY has no signs indicating that they are part of the Forest Lawn corp. Thanks for doing this indexing.
Added by Janet Wilcox on May 22, 2016 2:31 PM
Andy B
RE: NO suggestions needed for you!
Carole once again thanks... funny thing you mentioned family trees... i thought about doing family trees for some extra money... anyhow a person named Dan Burrows sent me an email wanting to know is Lucy Scott Hujus # 135 035 563 and Lucy Scott Snyder # 142 700 416 are the same person... any ideas.
Added by Andy B on May 20, 2016 7:53 AM
Jim Davenport
charles Sineon forshaw
Hi, I THINK all three listings may be for the same man, however the gravestone photo I took shows it as Simeon Forshaw and the listing on shows him as enlisting in CO A, 127 NY INF as Simeon Forshaw and that is what the gravestone shows so that's how I have him listed. I don't have any info on him as Charles Simeon Forshaw.

Jim Davenport
Added by Jim Davenport on May 18, 2016 9:43 AM
Andy B
RE: Just wanted to send a cheery hello your way!
Hi Carole, i try to do it right. any suggestions???
i plan to go back next week because its either been raining or i got things to do. whats new on your side???
Added by Andy B on May 18, 2016 8:32 AM
RE: Hugs sent your way!
Just wanted to say hello and hope you are well!

Many Blessings,
Added by Kathy on Apr 29, 2016 11:38 AM
RE: Hardy Epperson Obit
Sorry. Somehow it got left out.
Castle Rock Journal, April 15, 1896

Here is the link to the direct site:

It states he died last Wednesday, which would have been April 7, if you want to add the date.
Added by Mary on Apr 28, 2016 12:40 PM
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