|Judy K. Brantley/Wilson (#46578531)|
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My most important projects are Hollywood Cemetery & Oakland (Atlanta City) Cemetery in Atlanta.|
Thousands of hours have been spent working on Hollywood alone. The cemetery is in terrible condition due to the owner just not caring about those buried there. Much of it has re-forested itself to prolific growth conditions since 1970 when it was once again sold.
I add names to many cemeteries, but mostly work on Oakland and Hollywood. I research the names as if they were my own family, trying to add full names, maiden names, full dates, birth and death places and linking them to family members. I also search for parents when they are buried elsewhere, so they can be linked to them. I knew many of them had to be kin to each other of those buried there.
If I have added your family members (or friends) and they are not mine, I will gladly transfer them to you to maintain. Right now, I am not transferring Hollywood names, as I am still working on it. I will be happy to add anything that you wish to their pages, though.
Note: Unless you use the Edit button to ask for transfers (please do not ask on my bio page), your request will be ignored. Please do it correctly, as it makes your request much easier to fulfill. Also, if you are a member for a few days, do not ask for groups of transfers. The idea is to maintain the pages, not simply gather relatives and then forget about them.
Direct line surnames are: Brantley, Ansley, Payne, Jarrett, Sherrill, Peacock, Smith, Springfield, Wilson, Langston, Styles, Sturdivant, Smithwick, Linder, Duncan, Costler & Stallings.
Many we love have passed away too soon.....without reason.
We remember them often in a thousand different ways....In the morning.....in the night, when we look at the stars.....a date....a song.....a place. In memory of all those who left us all too soon. We will get to see you again some day.
The Story Tellers...We are the Chosen.
My feelings are in each family there is one 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. To me, 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 have 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. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family - you would be proud of us?
How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.
It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family.
It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for us. That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do. With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us.
PLEASE.......when you find your relative's page, leave flowers and at least a short note. In that note, state your relationship to that person. This is a great way to find living members of your family. If you leave nothing, they do not know you are out there somewhere. Leaving this lets them know that you are also kin to them and they will contact you. This is a win, win situation.
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Thank you very much for trying to find Margaret E. Wilson Waldrip's gravestone. I appreciate the effort.
|Georgia Girl||76088795 - Frances Broyles|
Glad you caught my mistake and have made the correction.
Could you transfer #41081116 Loyd Hurst, # 41081126 Robert Hurst and # 41081137 Mattie Hurst to me they are my dad and grandparents please. Thank you
|Pamela B Cowan||James Marion Cowan, Sr|
Hello: my husband is James Marion Cowan, Jr. His mother's name was Ruby Nell Jones Cowan. I'm not sure if you are related to the Cowan's or you did the genealogy work. I have just registered with Find a Grave and can add pictures of James Marion "Pat" Cowan & Ruby Nell Jones Cowan. Thank you and God bless. Pam Cowan
Could you please transfer all Hurst's, Witt's and Hasty's at Rocky Springs Cemetery in Bridgeport, AL please. These are my grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles. Thank you
|Connie Pannell||Mattie Doss|
I have requested through the edit on Mattie Doss's(19106325) memorial that her parents, Julius Henry(36563670) and Sallie O.(36563701) McCollum, and her spouse, William Alec(19106331) Doss, be added to her memorial. She is the sister of my Grandfather Levi E. McCollum. Thank You.
|K McCarthy||Thank you for transfer of Blanche Burrows|
Thank you for the memorial transfer of Blanche Torrisi Burrows. I would have never found her gravesite without the memorial you set up. I knew Alabama, but not the city. I have updated her memorial and made connections.
Thank you very much.
|a2||J Richards & Sr J. PAT|
My memorial was created in 2011 and the other memorial was created a year later, 2012, which makes that memorial a duplicate.
I am also not sure why the records indicated that the person's surname was Richards and this other memorial is for "PAT"?
Can you clarify?
Added by a2 on Jul 17, 2014 12:02 PM
|Beth Johnson||Martha Garner|
You asked where Martha A. "Mattie" Hardin Garner (#58864154) got the last name Garner. Her second husband, whom she married 15 Jul 1905 in Atlanta, was Josias Hawkins Garner (#88018396).
|pat scroggins sutherland||cora lee skiles|
can u please turn over cora lee skiles this is my mothers niece thank you
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