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Kim S. (#47282214)
 member for 4 years, 4 months, 28 days
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Bio Photo Hello Reader. I am first and foremost a follower of the Jesus of the Bible: the Messiah, the Christ, the Creator, the "only begotten Son" - I love Him because He first loved me and it was by His death for me on the cross that I have hope past the grave!

I'm a fairly new widow with four grown kids and three perfect kid-in-laws, and the seven most adorable, brilliant, charming and sweet grandchildren ever born - and I'm not even prejudiced! :) When I'm not playing with them, I like to study the Bible, quilt, read great books, hike, backpack, travel, garden, and play board games. I am also a long-time "spits & furts" genealogist. And I enjoy volunteering for FindAGrave.

Thanks to my sister RhondaJo, who not only laid the foundations of my genealogy research, but who has encouraged me to do F.A.G. Oddly, I began to participate only a few months before my strong healthy husband of over 35 years collapsed and died without warning or illness. As a new widow, I am enjoying FindAGrave as something I can do on sleepless nights, "paying it forward" to future generations and strangers. I find cemeteries places of serenity and sobriety, but also of hope. My primary function in FAG is taking photos of local markers, and when I fulfill a request I take pix of as many extra stones as I have the back and time for. Usually there is a memorial already up, but on occasion I need to create a memorial, so if you see that I am managing your family or friend, please ask. It's my hope and goal that every site I put up will go to a family member or friend. I welcome edits, additions, and corrections to my memorials. You may use my photos.

Through the loss of my own husband and parents, I've realized that these memorials are the only lasting memorial place many people will ever have, and the only sight of the marker many will ever see. So I hope I and other photographers take time to clean up the grave site: whisk away leaves, wipe off bird poop, trim the grass from the edges, take a photo of the back of upright stones, and close-ups of details. Make note of the inscriptions, especially the small, fading ones. Then please, send a note via the edit button to the manager of the site with any new info gleaned from the marker. Thank you!

I am also willing to share what info I have on my family lines if I can help anyone. The lines I am especially interested in include:
Anderson/Peterson, Ashlin, Blackketter, Brady, Broome, Causey, Clary, Combs, Cowart, Freeman, Gentry, Groseclose, Humphries, Joiner, Kegans, McVey, Pate, Ring, Sorbello, Spangler, Ward, & Wells.

If you would like to contact me off the public wall, I can be emailed at ksorbello at hotmail dot com.
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Fran Sanchez
RE: SVNC photo requests
Thank you for filling these requests. When I am not looking for family, I try to honor veterans and their families by requesting photos. I appreciated your filling these requests that will preserve the markers for families to view at later dates. I randomly pick letters other than A for my requests.
Added by Fran Sanchez on Sep 27, 2014 8:15 AM
Family Hunter
RE: Girouex!
Thank you. I sincerely appreciate this.

Mike
Added by Family Hunter on Sep 23, 2014 6:31 PM
Kurt Hess
Elliot
Not related to the Elliots, as far as I know.
Just trying to sort out the George T Elliots.
There is one at Binghamton and one at Dixon.

Kurt
Added by Kurt Hess on Sep 20, 2014 12:18 PM
Kim S
RE: Kim S
Hi Kim,

Sorry, I just now saw your message you sent me back in March.
I did not know that there are two of us. LOL,.
That can be confusing. I dont know what we can do to change or prevent confusion on it, do you?

Kim S. #2
Added by Kim S on Sep 13, 2014 10:49 AM
Kurt Hess
French Pictures

Nice improvement on the French family pictures, much more legible.
I was out at Binghamton Monday and then I saw you had posted on Tuesday.

Kurt
Added by Kurt Hess on Sep 12, 2014 1:40 PM
Dee Green
RE: Louis McKee
I have no problem with you posting photos to my memorial pages and appreciate it...thanks!! :-)

Most of mine are complete into the mid-Js (I have a list ready for my next trip out that would complete through Jones). There are some in the A-Js that I'm watching that still have temp markers.

So if you want to grab any, maybe in the Ks-Zs.

Dee

Added by Dee Green on Sep 10, 2014 5:33 PM
Dee Green
Louis McKee
Hi Kim,

Thanks for the photo and edit for Louis. When I create the memorial page, I take the military info. listed on the gravesite locator and put it In the bio section. Once I have the headstone photo, I delete the info. from the bio section if it's duplicated (like this one) or edit it, whichever is appropriate.

And now you know the "rest of the story." :-)

Dee
Added by Dee Green on Sep 10, 2014 10:52 AM
Connie Schwindt Rumold
John Currie
Thank you so much for this lovely photo. Your help is very much appreciated.

Connie Schwindt Rumold
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Added by Connie Schwindt Rumold on Sep 09, 2014 2:46 PM
Kurt Hess
Vaca-Elmira
Don't be impressed. I'm very slow!

Kurt
Added by Kurt Hess on Sep 09, 2014 10:39 AM
Kurt Hess
Vaca-Elmira
Sorry I'm not an Elliot . . . :-)

I started at the back in the old section of the cemetery. Up to the letter K in the records now, verifying what is there or entering new records. Lots of missing markers, so I'm also trying to compare all the previous surveys that were done. Picked up several people that were not in the official record. Learning a lot of history along the way.

I get there about once a week to take pictures. I haven't estimated a completion date. Just chicken, I guess.

The newer section is much easier. Just walk the rows and take pictures, then go home and enter from the pictures. Much lower percentage with missing or no markers.

Thank You for the help. It is nice to have a local expert to sort out puzzles.
Added by Kurt Hess on Sep 09, 2014 10:33 AM
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