|D. Dent (#48340162)|
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I have always been history minded, interested in people, places and events of our past. Added to that is the fact that both my parents instilled in me a sense of family, often talking about specific family members and events that occurred in the past. It gave me the sense that I knew these people even if they were gone before I was born. The fact that my father was born in the late 1800's and I was born to him late in life, just added another dimension to all of this. Taking a drive with Dad through the old familiar territory of his childhood was an education in and of itself, listening to his remembrances of another time.|
Most likely as a result of all this, I have always been fascinated with cemeteries and the various information inscripted on gravestones. When visiting a family cemetery, I would often wander around looking at many of the other graves. Or when visiting historical sites, cemeteries are always on my list. I remember a trip I took with my husband a few years back where we visited Arlington National Cemetery and spent the entire day walking the cemetery. We then went the next day to Gettysburg and walked some more, looking at grave after grave. My husband, though a good sport in all this, finally said, "Do you think you have seen enough graves for this weekend?" I had to laugh.
After discovering Find A Grave, I would spend a lot of time browsing the site looking for family members and just reading memorials left for other folks. After a couple years of doing this, I realized that it was time to "join up" and be useful in this regard. Even in the Bible, people were told to set stones and remember. I think we are all called to remember. This I my way of honoring those who went before.
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|Warren Eastright||RE: Willis|
It was early in the morning, thanks for waking me up
|Warren Eastright||RE: Willis|
Hi Dani, you are very welcome and if you hit the edit tab, I will transfer Mr. Walls to you. I believe family members can add info then a stranger.
My great grandfather, started working for PRR Apr 1, 1872 till May 1, 1922. My grandfather retired after 55 years, my father, after was a school teacher, then went into his own auto business until an accident made him go to work for PRR and retired after 35 years. That's about 160 years.
|Rich Fedoush||RE: The Johnson Family|
Looks like we're both in the business of helping.
I also thank you.
Have a good summer.
|Tom Schoening||Francis Peter Mays|
Hi - Found a death cert for Francis Peter Mays and added him to Snyder Cemetery aka Lyleville Cemetery - Would You like a transfer ????
Regards - Tom Schoening
I created Memorial# 130493008 for Edith. Would you please post the photog of the gravestone she shares with husband, Frederick Victor (Memorial# 120656104). Thanks, KBo
Added by KBo on May 28, 2014 7:47 AM
|D K Railsback B||RE: Stefphanus Riemensperger Ramsburg|
He's our direct ancestor too.
|Todd Walker||Robert Young @ Crossroads|
Another photo request fulfilled! Thank you again so very much for locating Robert's headstone and photographing it for me.
|Todd Walker||Elizabeth Young McCully @ Crossroads|
Thank you so very much for taking the time to locate and photograph Elizabeth's headstone to fulfill my request! I greatly appreciate your help.
Thanks so much for taking the photogs from Crossroads... Your volunteer is a great help to the genealogy world! KBo
Added by KBo on May 11, 2014 8:41 PM
|Michael R Miller||RE: The Merrits Family in McIntyre|
That is amazing, timing is everything.....so they say !!
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