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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 ...

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 satisfication 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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John Graham
Transferred John over to you. What an amazing obituary he has! I'm jealous. Been going through the Philadelphia Inquirer for my ancestors and I'm lucky to get a death date and place of burial!
Added by jenny on Feb 17, 2015 9:22 AM
Joseph R. Klett
RE: Hello there Joseph!
My connection is to Theodosia Emily Richards (1859-1930), wife of Daniel Loughlin Jr. She's a 3rd cousin. -Joe
Added by Joseph R. Klett on Feb 08, 2015 11:21 AM
Debbie S.
Thomas Tasman
Greetings--This is my 3rd great-grandfather. Would you be willing to transfer his memorial over to me. That way I can add all of his other information.
Added by Debbie S. on Feb 07, 2015 10:36 PM
Frank Tweddell
Do you also know where he is buried?
Added by gordonphilbin on Jan 28, 2015 4:19 AM
squadron a association
Good Job
Keep up the great work !

Vince, Squadron A
Added by squadron a association on Jan 18, 2015 11:24 AM
Ruth Ann
Iwill try this time not to send a blank message. I am descended from Joseph Jones, who married Mary Covalt. We lived in Cincinnati for twenty years off and on, but I wasn't so interested in genealogy at that point. I have also discovered several other branches of my tree who lived in the Cincinnati area. My Jones ancestors moved on to Fountain County, Indiana, where one of them married B F Kell, my great great grandfather.

Ruth Ann Schwenke
Added by Ruth Ann on Jan 17, 2015 11:24 AM
Jane Clark
I made the links to her husbands--thanks for the information. I check for edits a couple of times a week, so will look out for others.
Added by Pat on Jan 15, 2015 5:56 PM
Emily Stokes Rowe
RE: Hello there
Well, I do know that there was at least one other Patrick Dillon, who died at the end of 1863. This one is not the right one as there was a probate ad which listed his survivors. He lived in Cohoes and was about 42. I found the probate ad and him in the census.
Added by Emily Stokes Rowe on Jan 05, 2015 11:29 AM
Emily Stokes Rowe
RE: hello there...
The obit is not an obit - just a death notice with no information about family - so, we can't be positive it's the right Patrick Dillon.
Added by Emily Stokes Rowe on Jan 04, 2015 12:00 PM
RE: I had to take a moment to thank you...
Thanks for this special moment and thanks for Your contributions (in 2015) too.
Added by Naturstein on Jan 02, 2015 10:23 PM
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