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Nena Smothers (#46780596)
 member for 9 years, 4 months, 15 days
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Bio Photo I research many family lines>>
Smothers, Smethers, Smathers, SMEATHERS, Smither, Smithers, Smythers, Smitheys, Smiddys, GRASS, Longmire, STATLER, Beall/Bell, BERRY, Gentry, ASHBY, Stribling, Taliaferro, Youngman, Harris, Netherland, Lee, FOSTER, Greathouse, Showalter, Bowlus, RAMSEY, Strange, Ash, France, MILLER, HINCH, Hinsch, Hinchey, KELLY/Kelley, Butler, Clark, Dufner, May, Upton, Taylor, Day, Dowlearn, Upchurch, Turk, Reid, McElroy, Faught, Richardson, Schafer, Weymouth to list a few.
They come from Pa to NC/TN, from KY to TX.
Willing to take those of my family lines, extended families & those in our Smothers Tribe DNA project to manage when I run across them. I live in NE WA & at this time not available to search cemeteries nor take photos as physical disabilities hinder me in doing so or would do in a heartbeat. I will submit various family memorials as the information & gravestone information is gathered & given to me or I am able to do so. I gladly help anyone I can, esp along the lines I research to help connect families. It is my passion as a genial genealogist to assist others as much as possible.

...I like this I saw on a gal's page recently, "Let's make it a goal to add as much information, as we can possibly document, to these memorials."

Had to snag this from a gal's site.."I enjoy reading contributors Bio's but it's called that for a reason but Not, to use the space to reiterate F-A-G guidelines by a contributor who feels the need to preach to others about how they should make their memorials. Believing we are all adults & know the guidelines most all do act accordingly & do not need to be preached at."

New! snagged this on member's site which I agree with 100%, "Any and all info or pics I have uploaded are meant for SHARING! Family memories were meant to be passed on. I just don't understand anyone that thinks different, if you don't want to share, than DON'T put them on a public site!"
One good note I want to post-From FAG: Death certificates may be added via the "Add a photo" button on the memorial page. [that should end that discussion]I like DC for their info not always totally correct but most of the time very informative good info and helps to show especially if someone died young, why, I feel that is important to visitors and family, esp if it is some inherited issue family needs to know.
There is a dna test out now called 23and me that also helps families know of inherited issues esp any fatal ones passed from generations.

I admin our Smothers Tribe DNA project 2002-2014 as well as admin at least 50+ rootsweb & ancestry mail lists & boards to help others. I live on a ranch, am happily retired and besides a heartfelt Passion for Genealogy; my beloved family of children, grandchildren, cousins & precious friends, all my critters too esp my sweet little deer herd I've made great friends with over the years; I immensely enjoy working with F-A-G and members in helping folks connect with their ancestors. Am happy to make links, corrections & transfers. I am especially appreciative of our gravestone photographers and are owed big Cudos!!
Many kind thanks to all who leave flowers on any of our ancestor memorials!~Happy Trails!

Here are tidbits:JFYI
finding Gravestones without a dob>
when you don't have a dob and only dod & yr, mo, dy-here's a formula to figure out the dob
example: person died May 6 1889 age 71yr 7mo 9dy
1. write year, month day >18890506
2. subtract age at death >> 710709
3. gets this sum >>>>> 18179797
4. subtract 8870 >>>>>> 1817/09/27
= Sept 27 1817
here is another way to do it if the above gets you too frustrated/:-)
freebie calculator someone sent me. http://www.progenealogists.com/birthfromdeath.htm

If you wonder when census are done go here
http://www.archives.gov/genealogy/census/1850-1940.HTML

Here is a link to a You Tube video about reading unreadable tombstones. Very interesting technique.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WVBMNVqGhck

this one might be very helpful for photographers
http://www.gravestonepreservation.info/articles/cleaning-gravestones-monuments-stone-sculptures

LDS site has added millions of new records; checking it probably will find a DC for that individual with most all info one needs for any missing dob/dod's.
LDS research site/new
https://www.familysearch.org/

When giving your Member # to someone be sure to give them your whole link in your browser, otherwise they end up at a dec'd person's memorial; this separates being a member in F-A-G vs being a dec'd person with a memorial where you only need their member # to find them, can't find a F-A-G member though using this method, trust me I've done it, and end up at an unknown person.

"The Dash" is based on that little line on a tombstone, between the dates of birth and death. Ultimately, that dash is a symbol which represents every day they've spent alive on earth. Therefore, how you spend your "dash" is all that really matters. These memorials we do for folks hopefully give a glimpse into their lives of that DASH!

**FLASH NEWS UPDATE:ancestry.com has bought F-A-G
will remain Free but some changes are coming.**
**UPDATE**notice at top of your personal page is a tab says Edits now, when you click there you have info sent from another to add to a memorial,
so you then accept, deny or ignore; also now on memorials, same goes, to send Edits now on a memorial, use the various boxes provided when you click on Edit and once the memorial person agrees they click Accept and its automatically done, walou, awesome! If there is more info one wants added like marr rec/census info, etc then can click on where it says Other info etc...cool!
thanks kindly, More later~~Happy Trails >>>>
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florida boy 64
RE: 1972 Michigan Connection
Thank You
Added by florida boy 64 on Jul 05, 2014 9:59 PM
Judie Custer
RE: Wampler
You're most welcome. Glad I could help.
Added by Judie Custer on Jul 05, 2014 9:29 AM
Carl Graham
RE: Rainoshek
You are very welcome, glad that I could help
Added by Carl Graham on Jun 20, 2014 6:51 PM
sweet Ellie
RE: Photos
You are welcome
Added by sweet Ellie on Jun 03, 2014 8:11 PM
Believe in miracles
RE: Memorial# 68179043
Here are some links that may help you. God bless.
http://boards.ancestry.com/surnames.murphy/7060/mb.ashx

http://archiver.rootsweb.ancestry.com/th/read/KILLIAN/1999-08/0934322938

http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fmu13

http://www.studymode.com/essays/Audie-Murphy-194140.html

http://www.cemetery.state.tx.us/pub/user_form.asp?step=1&pers_id=11255

http://boards.ancestry.com/topics.obits/51987/mb.ashx

http://www.geni.com/people/Audie-Murphy/6000000002062280945

Added by Believe in miracles on Jun 03, 2014 5:56 PM
bob hampton
RE: Photo
your welcome
Added by bob hampton on Jun 03, 2014 5:41 AM
John
RE: Memorial# 96826652
Nena
I have a copy of the Old Stone Church Burials which is kept at the Berwick Historical Society.
I have to think that the dates either came from the tomb stone or from the records kept by the Cemetery. I do not know when the list was compiled
John
Added by John on May 23, 2014 3:43 PM
texson48
RE: Memorial# 83163380
Hello Nena, sorry I am just now responding to your message. I have not been on here in a long time. My Mom is a Middlebrook on her mother's side. She was named after her grandmother, Minnie Frances Karney. My Mom is still alive and is 88. She remembers going up to Gonzalas and spending time with the sister's and I think she said her and Louie were close when she was growing up. We don't have many pictures and we don't have that part of family down in writting. Would love to talk to you. Will be be in Yoakum this Saturday, May 24th.

Kevin Purnell
purnell.kevin@yahoo.com
Added by texson48 on May 23, 2014 12:25 PM
Emily Sue
Nellie & Matt Johnson msg
You are so kind Nena. Rabbits -- love rabbits especially in the frying pan!! I love road trips long or sort so just may get a bubble in my gypsy blood and drive up north. Same invite to you if you are in the"big" city -- but why would you leave where you are to come to pot hole heaven. Think the symbol should be changed from Lilacs to the orange traffic cone. e
Added by Emily Sue on May 20, 2014 4:54 PM
Holland St John
Re: William Roland Johnson FAG # 58089024
Nena: I checked my entry in Ancestry.com and all other public member family trees relating to William and his wife Mary Ann Maguire. Nothing other than the fact that she was born in the Territory of Washington and that she married William in Pullman, WN in 1909. I suspect she remarried, but found nothing to confirm it. Sorry to be of no help.
Holland St John
Richland, Washington
Added by Holland St John on May 20, 2014 11:34 AM
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