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Mary Jo C. Martin (#46931071)
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I have been in the curious position of being an American in Australia since 1989. I have a great love for both countries. My accent is a weird mixture of both. I remain a Yank in Oz and an Aussie in the US. At least it's a great conversation starter!

I am married to an interesting and hard-working man, and we have two gorgeous young adult children.

My vocation is education, teaching English to adult migrants and refugees. I get tremendous satisfaction from my work.

My passion is genealogy. I have been researching since 1983, a time when I had to duck secretively into the National Archives in case any of my friends saw me. The stories that I have uncovered, although not all happy ones, have inspired me and made me proud to be connected to the people who have come before me.

I am thrilled to have discovered Find a Grave, as it allows me to memorialise my loved ones and document the lives of other family members for posterity.

I am a strong believer that ordinary people live extraordinary lives. They are far more interesting to me than celebrities.

I have been very moved by the many stories that I have read on here. I enjoy reading a well-written and loving biography, and I admire people for being such a positive influence on those left behind.

Please take the time to check out a few of my loved ones, and flower them if their tales strike a chord. I will try to reciprocate.

I would love to make contact with any relatives of the individuals I have posted here, and I would be more than happy to transfer memorial administration to family members or friends. Please email me to facilitate this.
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Kathie
Australian Death Cert
Hello,

I am the apparently confused photographed, so sorry about that.

Your pay it forward... Is there an free online database for Australian Death Cert? Just curious.

Thank you
Kathie
Added by Kathie on Dec 01, 2016 8:39 AM
Kathie
Barenfeld @ Chesed Shel on White
So Sorry, Yours was the for Harriett...

I did not see another Barenfeld's.

Kathie
Added by Kathie on Dec 01, 2016 8:28 AM
Kathie
Silverberg @ Chesed Shel on White
Hello I have posted a picture for you for them.

I also did some other Silverberg that I noticed while I was getting other requests.

Kathie
Added by Kathie on Dec 01, 2016 8:26 AM
Joanie Ely-Sundelof
Runyon Grave pictures of it..
Hi Mary Jo..I have pics I took out of Walter C. Meuly's book, of the Runyon Graves and some of the very old stones, Mary Runyon his wife being one of them..Also the old Runyon house/farm before Centennial Ave was put in and they demolished the home..If you'd like the photos, let me know.. Hope all is well with you... Joanie
Added by Joanie Ely-Sundelof on Nov 20, 2016 11:25 PM
Mary Beth
Joseph & Mary Martin
Hello Mary Jo.
I was hoping you would be willing to transfer 2 relatives memorials. Joseph Martin and his wife Mary Martin.
Kindly,
Mary Beth
Added by Mary Beth on Nov 05, 2016 5:58 PM
SheWolf
Charlotte Goss
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that there is a Goss family buried in Gilead Hill Cemetery, Hebron, not far away from Glastonbury. Not all the graves in the plot are marked (in particular John Goss, who has never been found to photograph). If you want I can check for you and see if Charlotte is among the marked graves.
Added by SheWolf on Sep 03, 2016 6:36 PM
Anne Philbrick
Caroline Schultz
Hi, Mary Jo. I just wanted to let you know that the census you mentioned in Caroline's bio is for a different Caroline Schultz. This Caroline's husband was Henry Schultz, although I have not as yet found his death information. Thank you.
Added by Anne Philbrick on Aug 15, 2016 2:00 PM
D. Singleton Shell
Hello
Thought I'd say hi and thank you again for all your work in Wayne Co. KY. It meant so much. I've still not visited all the family graves, but the two I did, with help from a previously unknown cousin, were very thrilling. My late husband even got interested in taking a photo of g.g.g.grandfather Abraham Flinn's stone! :) Darla
Added by D. Singleton Shell on Jul 04, 2016 11:39 AM
Pam Potter
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Hi Mary Jo. I would be happy to take over on Martha Brown, she is my husband's 8th great grandmother. Sure sounds like you live a very interesting life.

Cheers
Pam Potter
Added by Pam Potter on Jun 05, 2016 11:24 AM
Maureen
RE: Zerviah Webster #161873336
Hi Mary Jo...
You are quite welcome, Cousin! It is a pleasure to meet you! Always happy to meet new family members and make more connections!

Looking forward to speaking with you again soon!
Maureen
Added by Maureen on May 07, 2016 9:29 PM
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