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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 Ancestry.com 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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jvtree1
Rosie Ciceroni at San Joaquin Cemetery
Dear Joy -

Thank you so much for the photo of Rosie's resting place. She must have had a rough "life."

Again, I appreciate your efforts.
Sincerely, jv
Added by jvtree1 on Aug 23, 2015 6:41 AM
Dstmnstr
Obituary
Hey do you live in San Joaquin County, CA? Because one of my distant cousins died in Tracy, CA, and I was wondering if you lookup obituaries too?
Added by Dstmnstr on Aug 22, 2015 5:58 PM
Rita Ogron
RE: Margaret Patton
We went with a list of 6 stones to find for folks and 5 of the 6 weren't on the interment listing so we walked the entire 1300+ cemetery to make absolutely sure those 5 graves weren't there. There are a dozen or so very, very old weathered, illegible stones there but - again- her name isn't on the interment listing.Always feel badly when we can't find a stone. There are lots of Pattons at this cemetery but there are Pattons at several of the cemeteries in the area.
Added by Rita Ogron on Aug 22, 2015 5:02 PM
Gail KM
RE: Vouch
Sure thing....very glad to help! :)
Added by Gail KM on Aug 18, 2015 5:24 PM
RoMoJo65
Decker photo
Thank you for taking the time and making the effort to take this photo for me!

Sincerely,
Bob
Added by RoMoJo65 on Aug 16, 2015 9:40 PM
Gary L. Otten
HUmphreys
Thank you very much for pic of Blanche.
Gary O
Added by Gary L. Otten on Aug 16, 2015 8:30 PM
Carmelita Andrews Rhodes
Peoples family
Joy,
Thank you for the headstone picture of the Peoples family in Park View Cem, Mateca, CA. Ruby Lee Peoples was my aunt.
Keep up the good work on Find A Grave
Carmelita Andrews Rhodes
Added by Carmelita Andrews Rhodes on Aug 10, 2015 11:24 AM
Denny Carlisle
Earl & Juanita
Joy - Thanks so much for the gravestone photo for Earl and Juanita (Carlile) McDougal in Cherokee Memorial Park. Denny Carlisle
Added by Denny Carlisle on Jul 05, 2015 10:51 AM
Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airborne
Cherokee Memorial Park
Thanks for the Grave Marker photos for Jacob and Christina Suelzle.
Added by Jerry Reiswig-82nd Airbor... on Jul 02, 2015 6:58 PM
Ronna Dumas
William & Lillian White
Thank you for the photo of William and Lillian White's gravestone. I really appreciate it!

Ronna
Added by Ronna Dumas on Jul 02, 2015 6:22 PM
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