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Joy (#48108836)
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I have been interested in Genealogy for quite a few years. I stumbled upon Find A Grave when I was using and decided that this was something I would enjoy doing. So, my latest hobby was born. I enjoy going to cemeteries and taking photos to upload to this site. Others have done the same for me. It means the world to me to be able to see the grave sites of those who came before me.

Through research I have discovered that about 17 or so generations back on my father's side, I have 2 Princes of Wales and a King of Wales in my lineage.

Recently I connected with a distant cousin through this site and was able to find out some amazing things about my father's family.

I am researching the Ross family of Shubert, Nebraska primarily. I am also interested in the Parent family of Ascension Parish, Louisiana as well.

"The Chosen"

We are the chosen. In each family there is one (or more) who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the story tellers of the tribe. All tribes (hopefully) have at least one. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us: Tell our story. So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves.

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Thank you
Thank you for the Strassburg tombstone photos
Added by WJH on Dec 22, 2014 8:48 PM
John Yturri Photo
Thanks so much for the picture!
Added by MHam on Dec 17, 2014 5:13 AM
B. Helmer
Thank you so much for the photo, your efforts are appreciated.
Added by B. Helmer on Dec 08, 2014 12:26 PM
Costa Memorial
Hi Joy--Please transfer the husband's memorial to me. And thank you for creating it!

Added by Pam on Dec 08, 2014 7:41 AM
Theodore Zwinge Photo
Thanks so much for the picture!
Added by WalT on Dec 08, 2014 6:20 AM
Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airborne
Cherokee Memorial Park
Hi Joy, Thanks for the Grave Marker photo's for David Reimche and Richard and Marian Bietz.
Added by Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airbor... on Dec 08, 2014 2:08 AM
Costa Memorial
Thank you for the photo!
Added by Pam on Dec 07, 2014 10:22 PM
Management isn't necessary
I noticed Vern Paul created the records. He would probably be the best manager for the Kissick and Kissick-related sites. He has done so much excellent work on the family.
Added by MAS on Dec 07, 2014 9:33 PM
RE: Alvin Henry Kissick's marker - Wife
I would be honored to manage his wife's marker, if it would be possible. Thank-you.
Added by MAS on Dec 07, 2014 9:30 PM
Alvin Henry Kissick's marker
Thank-you for taking the time to search, photograph, and post Alvin Henry Kissick's military marker. It is located in a place I will probably never travel. So, you, one of the chosen, have been a great help for my research.
Added by MAS on Dec 07, 2014 9:24 PM
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