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Margi (#47167844)
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Bio Photo Grandma Mac (Elizabeth Ella Kellogg MacFaddin) was the genealogist of the family. She got the "bug" from her father. She kept all her research in an old black suitcase. There were notes on all sorts of scraps of paper the back of a grocery list, used envelopes and even a bank statement here and there. Her handwriting was neat and dainty. She would come down from Fresno and Daddy would drive her in to the Los Angeles Main Library to spend all day there working on her research. When she passed away in 1970 the suitcase was put away, until my sister took up the task in 1999, of sorting through all of Grandma's bits and bobs of information.

I personally had no interest in genealogy. That is until 2008 when quite by accident, I found my Dad's name in another family tree. So it's not my fault that I've become obsessed with the family history. I have a need to connect the dots.

Back to Grandma Mac, wouldn't she just have a field day with all the information that is at our fingertips today? Many thanks go out to all the volunteers through the various groups, like Find A Grave that give their time to help put the family puzzles together.

Names I am researching: MacFaddin/McFaddin or McFadden, Boynton, Breed, Caldow, Clark, Cody, Higgins, Hiscock, Houghton, Kellogg, Rathermel, Sairs, Schuck and Wilder.


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Messages left for Margi (1036)[Leave Message]
Thank you for posting Clyde & Antoinette Keith.
I did not know if Clyde had ever married. But thanks to your post of them and a little detective work I can add Antoinette to my family tree. Thanks a million! Kris.
Added by Kris on Oct 16, 2014 8:09 AM
Amy Suzanne Martin
RE: Mary Barnes
Thank you so much, you're an angel! :D
Added by Amy Suzanne Martin on Oct 15, 2014 8:35 AM
Terry Frank
RE: Roy A Schmidt
Thanks Margi !
Added by Terry Frank on Oct 15, 2014 7:10 AM
Dianna Taylor
Thank You!!!
Thanks so much for the edits/links on Vada Ruth Cochran's memorial.
Added by Dianna Taylor on Oct 14, 2014 11:02 AM
Memorial # for transfer
Hi again,
I neglected (in my previous message) to add the memorial# for my Aunt Ionia: (that I would like transferred to me)

Here it is: 110921645

Thanks a lot!!

Added by C. NAQUIN Allen on Oct 10, 2014 4:18 PM
Family transfer request
Hi Margi,

You've created a memorial for my Aunt Ionia M. Steele. She is my father's sister. I would so appreciate it if you would transfer her memorial to me - and thanks, ever so much, for creating it!!

Sincerely, and best regards,

Added by C. NAQUIN Allen on Oct 10, 2014 4:11 PM
Find a Grave Memorial #116999820
Hi Margi,

I noticed that you've posted a memorial for my maternal grandmother, Cecilia Burrell. I was VERY surprised to click on your name and find the story of your Grandmother McFaddin. I've been trying to locate my grandmother's birth information, as she was born Elsie McFadden (or MacFadden/McFaddin/MacFaddin) and given up for adoption in Los Angeles. Her name was then changed to Cecilia Clara Dietrich. I was wondering if you posted her information because of your ancestry work or were you just adding people from Holy Seplucher cemetery? She is buried next to my grandfather, Fred Burrell, and I noticed he is not listed in Find A Grave.

I would appreciate any information you can give me. I've been looking for grandma's information since 2000.

Thank you so much for your help!!

Dona Bartholomew
Added by Dona8287 on Oct 05, 2014 7:18 PM
Doug Weisbarth
Frederick Charles Weisbarth
My name is Doug Weisbarth. Would you consider transferring Frederick's F-A-G Memorial (116085967) to me. He is my 2nd cousin. I mostly research the Weisbarth surname, and I have additional information that I would like to add. I am constantly updating the Weisbarth F-A-G Memorials as I discover new information. Thank you for finding his location. Doug Weisbarth (# 47466375)
Added by Doug Weisbarth on Oct 04, 2014 1:13 PM
Nancy Kinyon Docherty
Fairhaven Memorial Park Orange CA
Your have a photo of the tombstone of Mary E Ramsdale.
I think the one to her left is her daughter Alice C Ramsdale Harris and the one to her right is her husband Ernest R Ramsdale. His stepmother Ester Ramsdale, I think, is there also. There seems to be a 5th stone. Do you know what it says?
Mary Ramsdale was my gr aunt.
Thanks for the pictures. Nancy
Added by Nancy Kinyon Docherty on Sep 28, 2014 2:14 PM
Denise Brown Biard Ercole
Vada Ruth Cochran
As I'm looking at this, I think I may have photoed the wrong location.... I'm taking the photo down! However, I will find the right one and submit it for you... so sorry! That section of GS is D, DD, and E and the addresses are badly laid out! My apologies!
Added by Denise Brown Biard Ercole on Sep 24, 2014 1:52 PM
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