|James Bellert (#48157908)|
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I was born at St. Vincent's Orphanage in Chicago. Because of the federal, State and local laws denying adoptees their basic civil rights to their original birth certificates and adoption records, I spent 30 years searching for clues to my biological families by searching libraries for obituaries and for information in old phone books, etc. This entailed a LOT of travel because I did this prior to the explosion of personal computers and online databases and resources for research into genealogy. Unless you are an adoptee, I don't think you will fully understand the extreme joy and connection I experienced when I found the graves of my biological maternal grandparents! And the information contained on those markers led me to finding my maternal half siblings. It also led me to tracing my own ancestry back more than 7 generations. I couldn't be happier if my contributions to Find A Grave can help someone in their genealogy research or in feeling a bit of that connection I felt when I found my biological grandparents' graves.|
I had been posting obituaries I obtained from online sources to the memorials I add to Find-A-Grave. But, Find-A-Grave's FAQ (#89) concerning the posting of such obituaries is rather specific. So, I no longer post such obituaries.
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|seedsofcuriousity||Mrs Kathleen Marie Golbeck Haut|
|seedsofcuriousity||Vincent Arthur Goldbeck|
|shirley white||Ketchum Tombstone|
Thank you, James !! Shirley White
|priscilla ross-fox||RE: Andersons in Wauconda|
Thanks, I called the Township office and was told to call Kisselburg but she was almost certain they had left the older stones in place. I just couldn't see them in your photo. Now I wonder what's going on with them being covered in mud???
Always something. I need to make that call but all these doc apps. keeping me from making my list of questions about various people I think are buried there with no stone. So many are related to my family in one way or another.
Thanks for taking the newer photos.
|Candy||RE: Arnold & Kay Marbry|
I am related & would gladly take over the care of their memorials. Thank you! Candy
Added by Candy on Sep 16, 2014 10:32 AM
|Candy||Arnold & Kay Marbry|
Hi James. I am researching my family & was wondering if you are related to Arnold (#115373118) & Kay Marbry (#115373080).
Added by Candy on Sep 16, 2014 9:47 AM
|ronald balser||thank you|
Thank you for taking the time to do this for me. I really really appreciaye it!!!!
She is my great grandmother and my grandfather was cremated and placed inside too...
|John P Campbell||William & Betty Halles|
Thank you for photographing the headstones of Bill and Betty Halles.
I worked for a number of years with Bill at Culligan International in Northbrook, IL and I knew his wife Betty also.
I created a Find a Grave site for both of them recently, but there was no picture of their headstone available.
|priscilla ross-fox||Andersons in Wauconda|
Did they leave the old stones?
|Donald A. Ford||Flora E Hurd Joiner|
Thank you so much. If you are a relative, please contact me. Thanks again
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