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D. Dent (#48340162)
 member for 2 years, 9 months, 29 days
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Bio Photo 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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Rick Gleason
Nancy Effie (Mays) Hite
In the memorial #41232407 for Nancy (Mays) Hite there are two photos multiple people. Can you identify within the memorial information which person is actually Nancy as well as identify the others?

Also, can you identify the people that wrote the tributes to her?

Thank you!

Added by Rick Gleason on Sep 18, 2016 10:09 PM
Tom Schoening
Mays Family
Hey Kiddo - Check out Fruit Hill Cemetery in Clearfield County - There have been several more Mays family members added in the past week. Please advise Bill Mays for me. Hope all is well with You.

Regards - Tom Schoening
Added by Tom Schoening on Aug 23, 2016 1:57 PM
D K Railsback B
Stephen Ramsburg
Stephen is my husband's direct ancestor
Added by D K Railsback B on Aug 17, 2016 10:22 AM
Michael S. Caldwell
RE: Samuel B. Smeltzer 134921623
Hi Dani, I'm related to Samuel B. Smeltzer's mother, who was Rachel Roudabush. Can we be in touch via regular e.mail? Try me at -- have a great weekend! -- MSC
Added by Michael S. Caldwell on Jul 30, 2016 11:58 AM
RE: Nerina Berardinelli (166729275)
Thank you! That's usually what I go by, whether they're related or at least know the person (ex: friend, co-worker, etc). Thanks again for the transfer!
Added by Laura on Jul 30, 2016 10:45 AM
Nerina Berardinelli (166729275)
Would you mind transferring Nerina's memorial to me? She's a distant relative of mine. I came in contact with one of her husbands brothers a few years back and write letters every now and then.
Added by Laura on Jul 29, 2016 4:36 PM
Crossroads Cemetery
Many thanks for the Johnston photos.
Added by mygenpassion on Apr 16, 2016 9:05 PM
Mark Utley
Ray Pierson @ Crossroads
Thanks so much for the great photos! Much appreciated!
Added by Mark Utley on Apr 16, 2016 8:35 PM
RE: The Todd's in Michigan Memorial
You are quite welcome!
Added by Penchance on Mar 11, 2016 4:10 PM
Tom Schoening
Hi - A few more to do and should be done for now. FYI a few of these were transferred to me by Charles Patterson and then I transferred to You (just so You know Charles did not transfer to You)

Enjoy - Tom
Added by Tom Schoening on Mar 04, 2016 1:13 PM
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