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KarenF (#47913264)
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You can reach me at gene dot seeker at yahoo dot com

My initial foray into genealogy was a 5th grade project, in which I drew my first family tree. I have seriously been researching my family history for the past 15 years. My day job is a scientist and professor at a prestigious research institute. Accordingly, I love the investigative nature of genealogy that relies on fact searching and instinct.

My roots run deep in the history of the US tracing back to Joel Gibson, the revolutionary war veteran who died in Henderson, KY. My dad is a direct male descendant of Joel, and his DNA analysis suggests this Gibson line likely came from Ireland.

My mom's ancestors were German farmers who pioneered Indiana in response to the 1862 Homestead act. There's a sprinkling of Irish (Dublin area) in her ancestors, too.

My husband's family is a 20th century immigrant story from Co. Armagh, Northern Ireland and the Trois Rivières region of Québec. The Irish line is likely Scots-Irish, but it is hard to trace earlier than the 1850s due to limitations in the Irish records. On the other hand, the French Canadian line, which was Roman Catholic and well documented by the Drouin collection, goes back to 16th century France.

Surnames I'm mainly interested in include:

Virginia --> Kentucky
(Mostly) German Catholics in Indiana
(Some) Irish Catholics in Indiana, Michigan and Canada
From Co. Armagh, N. Ireland to Connecticut and Astoria, NY
From Québec to Massachusetts and RI
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paul heckler
I transferred him over to you :)
Added by NoreenP on Apr 13, 2015 10:50 AM
paul heckler
i just received your edits for paul. I was wondering if you were related to him? If so do u want me to transfer him to you?
Added by NoreenP on Apr 11, 2015 8:25 PM
Norma Maron Hughes
Location of Gibson Family Cemetery
I think the location of the cemetery is a little off. It is on Hughes-Sights Rd, just southeast of 4150 Hughes-Sights Rd. I also added 2 photos taken in 2012 that may help people locate the cemetery. I, too, am a descendant of Joel Gibson.
Added by Norma Maron Hughes on Feb 25, 2015 8:16 AM
James and Sharon Cissell
Anne Isabella Shanks Thompson
Thank you Linda for the memorial of my great great grandmother. I'm very appreciative!
Added by James and Sharon Cissell on Feb 21, 2015 2:09 PM
B.G. Wiehle
Avondale: James Griffin and mother-in-law
Hi! Added photos for James Griffin (#113506388) and mother-in-law! Genevieve Bondy (not Griffin) (#113506415).
Added by B.G. Wiehle on Oct 24, 2014 5:53 PM
michael Patrick Getzinger(Getzenger)

Just wanted to let you know I sent a correction for him to change his name to Patrick Michael You have Michael Patrick. The headstone says Patrick as does the application for the headstone. I assume his middle name was Michael. Thx !!

Added by KBrownst on Aug 26, 2014 12:19 PM
B.G. Wiehle
Griffins at Avondale (Stratford ON)
Hi! Filled 3 of your photo requests and added associated pics to 6 other memorials of yours. Let me know if you have any questions on these. Yvonne seems to be duplicated or are there really 2?
Added by B.G. Wiehle on Jun 08, 2014 1:53 PM
Cora Marie( Floyd) West
I don't know a lot about Mary Eva Turner she was born abt 1896. I remember Cora Lee talking about her as her mother and that the Turner's had a temper. The ladies on my is Cora Lee Floyd and my mother Lorene Brogan Floyd. I have Mary Eva Turner listed in Morganfield, Union, Kentucky 1920 United States Federal Census.I assume she died abt: 1926. I can't find any thing that I believe is related to Mary as of yet.
Added by Cora Marie( Floyd) West on Mar 04, 2014 10:15 AM
Robert Haddon
Possible typo on name?

Plot G1933
Added by Stoneman on Nov 26, 2013 8:52 PM
felicia lewis
I updated Porter's link and have transferred the management of his page. Please let me know if there is anything else I can do.

Added by felicia lewis on Nov 20, 2013 1:48 PM
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