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Donna (#46855607)
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Bio Photo First off....FEEL FREE TO USE MY PHOTOS OF HEADSTONES in your family trees...they're the last photos taken of our loved ones' time on this earth....The writing on headstones will fade over time but these pictures on findagrave will not.....

I've been doing our family genealogy for about 6 years now. I started my journey by looking for the ship my Grandfather came over from Yugoslavia on. I had the information on my Grandmother, but I could never find Grandpa's. Two days ago, on November 10, 2006, I finally found it!!! What a joyous moment for me! Because of my quest to find my family, I've been able to trace my husband's family back to Stephen Flanders (thanks to all the Genealogy books and family trees by Flanders family members), the Mansfield's back to Samuel (1804), and the Wolff's (Wolf, Wolfe) back to the 1700's. What a journey! I am really hooked now on finding our family. All four of my Grandparents were born in Yugoslavia and Lithuania. My parents are the first generation American. Needless to say, it's going to take me a lot longer to find MY roots! I really enjoy walking through cemeteries and taking pictures of unique headstones and the headstones of veterans. I take a picture of EVERY headstone of Flanders, Wolf, Wolfe, Wolff, Mansfield, Josephites, Josephitis, Juozapaitis, Altabas and other family names that may be relatives, because I know that someone--somewhere--is also looking for them. If you are a relative of any of my postings and want me to add family information, please e-mail me. I know how important the names of spouses, parents and children are to genealogists..so any information on my postings are a big help!

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john wesley groves
BRANDON
DONNA, THANK-YOU FOR THE TRANSFERS . I CAN ADD TO OTHER FAMILY. THANK-YOU SO MUCH. JOHN
Added by john wesley groves on Mar 01, 2015 3:49 PM
john wesley groves
BRANDON
DONNA, YOU HAVE 7 BRANDON MEM.'S AND THEY ARE IN MY FAMILY , IS IT POSSIBLE FOR YOU TO TRANSFER THESE 7 MEM'S TO ME ? IF SO DO WANT ME TO GO ON EACH ONE AND ASK FOR A TRANSFER. THANK-YOU JOHN e-mail [johngroves1946@yahoo.com] F.A.G. ID IS 47262210
Added by john wesley groves on Feb 28, 2015 3:25 PM
Jodi Brazal
Smail
Hello. I was so excited to stumble upon the pictures you posted of the Smail Family members. I am a descendant of them but we never knew any of them. I would love to gather more information fi you would be so kind as to contact me at hmlvma@gmail.com. Thank you
Added by Jodi Brazal on Feb 14, 2015 5:53 PM
Garrett Mansfield
RE: Relation
Hi Donna, I am Roger's son. I knew John and James (we called him Harvey) but wasn't old enough to have a very personal relationship with them. They both lived in Nevada when I was younger and then James went to San Diego and John to Texas and I never saw them again. Harvey died while I was in the Army. When John got sick dad and I wanted to see him but he did not want us to visit. My grandfather (Charles) passed when I was only a few months old and my grandmother a few years prior to that. Unfortunately dad's side of the family was mostly gone before I got a chance to meet any of them.
Added by Garrett Mansfield on Feb 01, 2015 10:59 PM
Garrett Mansfield
Relation
Donna, John Schaeffer Mansfield was my uncle. Are you and I related?
Added by Garrett Mansfield on Jan 31, 2015 1:52 AM
Alan
Edits
Thanks Donna for the edit approvals. I'm sure it gets tedious at times. Regards, Alan
Added by Alan on Jan 29, 2015 8:04 PM
M
Your Vietnam Veteran, Brother
Donna,

Going back and reading a message you sent, I overlooked one important thing, which I did not mean to do.

Please know that as a Vietnam War Veteran, your brother and I are brother-in-arms, regardless what branch of the military he served, just like any other Vietnam Veteran that served.

As a military brother, he continues to have my deepest and sincerest respect for the sacrifices he gave to this country, whether no one continues to share this to him or not. I always attempt to share this to whomever.

So sorry I overlooked that part of your message, but then, I had a whole lot on my mind. That is no excuse, however.

Please share this with him, if your brother is still alive. Losing up to 300 per day, there should not be too many of us left.
Added by M on Jan 07, 2015 3:25 PM
Alan
RE: Nellie Mae Atwood
I'm sorry Donna! She is listed as Nellie Williams # 30479120.
Added by Alan on Jan 06, 2015 2:10 PM
Alan
Mary J Devenport
Mary is an Atwood. Again, let me know if this is getting annoying!
Added by Alan on Jan 04, 2015 4:13 PM
Alan
Cathern "Catharine" Atwood Landford
I guess I might as well go big or go home Donna. Ditto on this Atwood if you're inclined.
Added by Alan on Jan 04, 2015 2:49 PM
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