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Terry Magyar (#47053508)
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Bio Photo Are you a genealogy addict ? Ask me about joining GoClub-Belmont County, a private social networking site where members share info. and photos regarding Belmont Co. genealogy.


I'm also looking for volunteers to help add names to Belmont County cemeteries.

My brother "Skip" and I enjoy genealogy. He's my expert regarding Belmont county, OH. We both take photos of tombstones, especially of family members. Some of the surnames are Bain, Bane, Blaine, Budd, Curtis, Giffen, Giffin, Griffith, Haines, Hepburn, Hinkle, Keyser, Long, Milligan, Pond, Spears, Shahan, and Terrill.

I started using the FAG app on my iPhone to photograph tombstones and simultaneously record their gps location. It's so easy. I enjoy using it.

UPDATE: Skip started a GIFFEN DNA Group.

In addition to Belmont county, OH, we explore Ohio and Brooke counties in WV. I travel between Belmont Co and Columbus, OH. So, I make a few stops along the way, such as Cambridge or Zanesville.

I look for family tombstones across the country and try to link them back to Belmont Co., OH, Ohio Co., WV, and PA.

I have several GIFFEN / GIFFIN family trees at There's my Giffen family which started with Robert and Mary (Bane) Giffen. Plus a family tree for the Andrew Giffin family. I recently started a Simon Giffin tree.

My tree name is "Terry Magyar"

More recently, I've added family trees for Giffens/Giffins in the following Ohio counties; Athens, Butler, Coshocton, Licking, Miami & Hamilton, and Ross County. Many of these Scotch-Irish lines can be followed back to the late 1700s, in Penn.

I presently live in Franklin Co., OH, but grew up in Belmont Co., OH.

Please contact me (use the EDIT function) if need an item corrected of if you have additional information regarding any of the these families.

I highly recommend the Cumberland Trail Genealogical Society's book "Your Guide to Belmont Co. Cemeteries". ($20 + shipping)


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Jan Summers
RE: Your recent edits.
Thank you, Terry. I think it is pretty good teamwork - you let people know what is there and other members can contribute what they know about the memorials. Working together to make the best possible website. Keep up the good work. Best regards, Jan
Added by Jan Summers on Dec 01, 2015 8:38 AM
Pat Donovan
Michael O Donovan
The memorial number for Michael DONOVAN is 148309245. Again, thank you so very much for all that you do. Pat
Added by Pat Donovan on Nov 28, 2015 10:44 AM
Pat Donovan
First, thank you so very much for the time and energy you have put into this project. Your efforts are so very much appreciated!
In looking at Michael O Donovan's death certificate, I believe that his father was named as Thomas O Donovan. Michael's wife was Sarah E STAUTENHOWER (spelled in many different ways). The information on the death certificate was provided by one of Michael's daughters. On census records, pension records, marriage certificates, and his children's birth certificates, Michael's last name is always given as DONOVAN, not O'DONOVAN.
Added by Pat Donovan on Nov 26, 2015 3:19 PM
RE: Mary Dover 7749813
I don't. I believe I requested if you would kindly transfer Mary to me unless she too is a mutual ancestor of yours.Otherwise I have no problem with her Memorial page Terry.


Added by RevMcK on Nov 19, 2015 8:21 PM
RE: Mary Dover 7749813
I'm not clear on what you are asking Terry.I have uploaded Mary;my direct ancestor's death record. I know her DOD was 9-13-29/burial 9/15/29.

I'm going to please kindly ask that you contact me privately via my e-mail to discuss whatever issues apparently seem to have.

Thank you;

Added by RevMcK on Nov 19, 2015 8:15 PM
Pentzer & Olson Memories
RE: Ezra McConnell
Hi Terry, It looks like this Ezra is a distant in law of yours! I just saw on that you are related to Martin William Giffen. Martin was married to my relative named Martha M McConnell on your tree -(Martha is related to Ezra).

I have the book called Family History With Incidents Of Life In Cadiz, Ohio written by a McConnell. On page 117 it mentions Martin Giffen of New Concord Ohio marrying Martha Mealy McConnell January 31, 1927.

This book shows Ezra McConnell being born February 1836 in Cadiz, Ohio and death as March 14, 1902.

Thanks for checking on the date.
Added by Pentzer & Olson Memories on Nov 14, 2015 8:05 PM
Re; Re: Mary Dover
Terry I have been through, findagrave, Familysearch and others Geneaology sites for her parent's. Yes, I'm a total GENBUG too! Hugs for the information.
Added by RevMcK on Nov 09, 2015 10:12 PM
RE: Mary Dover
Terry I know this information you gave. I am not updating her my 3rd Great Grandmother's Memorial until I have more information.

I realize West Virginia did not see Statehood until June 20, 1863 as # 35. Now if you or any other Contributors may be able to tell me from which of the Cummins-Jackson line she comes from I would be forever indebted. MY DNA test from 23andme matches me with other descendant of Elizabeth Cummins and her husband Johnathan (Jon) Jackson. I believe she may come from their son Col. George Jackson as I match his Taylor and other Jackson descendants.

I will make edits to her Memorial then.

Have a wonderful Holiday Season and much love,

Added by RevMcK on Nov 09, 2015 10:04 PM
Photo requests for St. Pats, Bay City
I was unable to fill these requests because the office lady is very unhelpful about locating graves. She hates a list so I have found it easiest for the individual who is requesting the photo to find out the location. I have an index of existing tombstones that some nice ladies did for the Bay County GENWEB but that's for the old St. Pats where most burials are from the early 1900s. Sorry!
Added by MaryK on Nov 02, 2015 11:29 AM
RE: Margaret Ann Giffin
I am the one that helped with the memorial for Martha E. Weil in Oaklawn Cem.
Added by Linda on Oct 28, 2015 3:08 PM
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