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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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RE: Mary Ann Thomas Ross
Hi Joy, I am Anne Clayton, Bill Clayton's wife. Bill and you may share the ancestor, Mary Ann Thomas, but I do most of the work and posting. If you have an ancestry account, you can view there, so let me know if you do; or you can contact me directly at

We'll be happy to help you if we can; Bill is really organized with his notes, so we may have some things that you do not, and you also may have some things of interest to us.

Best regards, Anne
Added by Anna on Jan 26, 2016 8:07 PM
RE: Gene Parent
My first time at that cemetery and it is extremely big. I am glad I had the location and was able to find him for you
Added by Bobby on Jan 01, 2016 8:13 PM
Marylyn Massey
Ralph & Myrtle Branson
Thank you for taking photos of my parents graves in Cherokee Park, Lodi CA
Added by Marylyn Massey on Nov 02, 2015 8:14 PM
Princess Roddy O'Brien
Private Parent
Somebody pointed out that their is a duplicate on Private Parent, so I am going to delete the one I added, if you don't mine, can you add his picture from mine 131920071 to Louise's 101430267.

Thank you

P.S. Thank you for the awesome picture.
Added by Princess Roddy O'Brien on Oct 30, 2015 3:47 PM
Connie Saculla
Next time I'll read my the the lol thanks Joy !
Added by Connie Saculla on Oct 09, 2015 12:27 PM
Connie Saculla
William and Elsie Schmal
Thank you Joy the the great photo, I'm happy they have a nice headstone !
Added by Connie Saculla on Oct 09, 2015 8:10 AM
Thank you so much for posting the photo of Flo Emery. Have a great day !!
Added by gardengirl on Oct 08, 2015 10:49 PM
Vickie Stone
Iva Sue Sigman
Joy, Thank you so much for the picture of my g-aunts headstone. This means so much to me and the family.
Added by Vickie Stone on Sep 27, 2015 6:28 PM
Michelle Krieg
Thank you for taking this photo. I appreciate it!!
Added by Michelle Krieg on Sep 26, 2015 7:52 PM
John Jackson
Your Photo Request for Gene Parent
I tried finding him today but was unsuccessful. I will attempt again this week. If you could call Garden Of Memories and find more specific location information, that would definitely help. They do not have a computerized database. it's all in handwritten logs.

John Jackson
Added by John Jackson on Sep 21, 2015 8:33 PM
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