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I've loved history, research and have been fascinated with the Old West/Victorian times, since I can remember. So when I was introduced to genealogy it just fit! It began for me in 1991 when I was asked by a sweet, elderly neighbor to help her with her family history, as she was legally blind and "afraid to learn how to do this stuff alone, and I sense you love well and learn well." I gave it a try, was quickly hooked and later, became a Genealogist. My first realization that history was a passion for me began in childhood and came through the freakish looks my friends would give me as I'd stand motionless and stare at the dilapidated remains of old cabins, sheds and homesteads; wishing that for just a few seconds I could go back in time to see and feel what they did. I wanted to know what life was like for those that lived there, built their lives literally by the sweat of their brow and sacrificed so much in search of truth, freedoms and a new way. I'm grateful for and to them.
I was born in 1962, have been happily married since 1983, we have four grown and great kids. I grew up in Utah County, mostly Provo, but have lived in Montana since 1996. I love: my family, music, learning, truth, teaching, humor, words, reading, research, singing, children, history, psychology, horses and dogs, mountains, four seasons, sewing, creating, designing, color, being trusted, defending people, organizing, quilts, observing people, serving, volunteering, and the many opportunities I've been given to help people find the best in themselves... their gifts. I love my Savior, Jesus Christ, and His simple truths He shares. I don't love: making mistakes, my weaknesses, condescension, injustice, when power is more important than people, abuse of any kind, especially of the innocent; the use of "so called" truth and religion to gain control over people (ignoring the gift of free will), and when fear stops people from doing the right thing, especially when I notice it in myself.
Pursuing my family history has provided me with much more than I ever anticipated. I am the oldest of six children, as well as, three half siblings and a step-sister. I grew up fast in an incestuous, abusive, negligent, sadistic, chronically traumatic and controlled; yet deeply religious home. I lied to hide it, protect, relate and survive. I felt (and was expected to be) responsible to the extreme, for the well-being of my younger siblings and saw clearly, at a young age, that my parents had been harmed, also. I had many questions, feelings and needs I wasn't allowed to express. The effects caused four disabilities, but I am healing. I've had much to heal in terms of trust in anything or anyone, identity, hope, and just how far back this multi-generational hell goes. Why are the meek, shy, honest and loving in my family devoured by the rest? The ultimate examples are the murder of my paternal grandfather (one of two adults I ever felt unconditional love from in my family) by his own wife, when I was nine years old; as well as, the suicide of one brother. I could not accept that to be loving, sensitive and truthful meant you'd be abused/destroyed and it contradicted the Gospel I was "taught" in the same family and home. I've found some answers, learned much and continue to. The Gospel of Jesus Christ will ALWAYS be true.
I've learned that my heritage also has much greatness besides horrendous abuses and suffering. I see now why I was so compelled to be the first in at least four generations (that I know of) to speak the ugly truth out loud...at age 15. I've been denied, persecuted, threatened, abandoned and alienated by the same people I dedicated my life to. Blamed for "ruining the family" by not keeping the secrets, but still used as their servant, confidant and the only one they could turn to when they needed to be loved, a place to live, to speak their truth and be understood. I see and feel intensely, as I move through my healing and the discovery of each ancestor; that they are grateful the truth is out. They're sorry for the destruction they either passed down or concealed (denied) and they feel freedom as I find and slowly forgive them. They want and need the truth more than ever, since leaving this life. They are grateful that they matter, that their lives did, and that even though much denial still exists in their posterity...the opportunity to face the truth has been offered because it has been spoken out loud and brought out of the shadows, lies, secrets and denial that have enabled it to infect each new generation. They know me...I know them. They can progress from where they are and so can I. We help each other. They matter and have great worth... and they help me finally know that I do too.
Please use edit function on memorial. I'm happy to add/correct info if requested with respect and kindness, include your source.
I love this work, this website and volunteer a lot of my time here. I find that it has truly enhanced my professional genealogical research, as well. However, transfers have become a real issue, many Find A Grave friends are noticing the same thing. Most people are great when negotiating transfers, but too many are toxic. Due to demanding, disrespectful and vicious correspondence I now adhere strictly to Find A Grave transfer rules. Also, a transfer will not happen if you: Fail to state relationship: parent, sibling, grandparent, great-grandparent, children, grandchildren or great-grandchildren | have no profile | are a "collector" (harvesting with few contributions) | make demands | request on my public profile - please use edit function | nothing substantial could be added to memorial | create duplicate claiming you'll delete after transfer | or have been abusive in the past. You can add memorial to your virtual cemetery instead. Abuses will be reported with screenshot as proof. No exceptions. I'm sorry some create the need for these rules to exist. I'm grateful to those that know how to conduct themselves in an appropriate, kind and adult way. Let's keep in mind why and how this website exists.
Please remember I have 30 days to respond to requests, rarely taking longer than 24 hours. I've been entrusted with almost 2500 memorials from inactive, photo-only or fallen gravers, besides memorials I've added; so it takes time to maintain them all. Please be patient. Enjoy Find A Grave!
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|Sue Tanner||RE: Watson|
Hi Annie, how are you doing?
Thanks very much for transferring Etta to me. Her sister, Minnie Elizabeth is buried at Lone Pine Cemetery in Darby/Darby area(I know it is in The Bitteroots).
I requested a photo a year or two ago, it was fulfilled but the person who took it took the most horrible and simply unreadable photo that I had her delete it. I am asking if you get up that way, sometime, if you would please take a photo of her marker for me. I last saw it in 1993. I know it is a flat one and I believe just her name is on it. Minnie Elizabeth Anglemyer(Wilkerson)
When they took it, it was winter and snow & ice were covering it.
So please, if you do this--I do want to be able to read her marker. no leaves, pine needles etc. obscuring my view of Grandma A.
I hope you understand this and don't take it personal, I have looked at some of your photos and they look great. Really good.
We've been to Montana, sometimes work in Montatna. Love the state.
If you are not able to fulfill this--no problem, don't worry about it.
|Heidio||finding a grave|
I am brand new to Findagrave and filled three requests last week as a family history class assignment. I noticed that one requested grave photo I couldn't find was "created" by you. I am just looking for someone to contact about Adam Bigler Jr.'s grave which I couldn't find at the given plot number. It might be there somewhere but my daughter and I searched the Park City cemetery pretty thoroughly. The request was "added by" Cathlene Willis but I don't know how to contact her. Anyway, maybe you can teach me a little bit about what I'm doing. It's been fun so far.
Added by Heidio on Apr 15, 2014 5:28 PM
Annie, Thanks. Very appreciated. Sue
Hi Annie, I just wanted to say that if I could leave a bouquet of flowers for you I would!
I have never been thru what you talk about, but I was cheering you on when you mentioned Jesus and Our Hope! Keep pressing on. It is worth right now and for sure will be in Eternity.
But, I am also hoping that you will transfer Etta Wilkerson/Watson(85277151) to me. Her sister is my Grandmother, Minnie Elizabeth Wilkerson/Anglemyer
Thanks very much! Sue
|Calmly Searching||William Richard Crowther|
Thank you for the obituary you sent for William. It has been added, and you are credited.
Have a great week.
|David Braithwaite||Christian Marinus Christensen|
Dear Annie, I just wanted to tell you thanks for the wonderful Job on Great Grandpa Christensen's Bio. For some reason I haven't seen it before. I fell in love with that picture of him. I was wondering if you would have a copy of that photo and any others that you would share with Me. I do have a couple of casual pictures of him and Ane, but nothing like the one you have added here.
My name is David Kay Braithwaite, I'm the first born Grandson of Marion Cannon Christensen. Fern was my Mother.
My email is davevick14gmail.com
Love, your cousin
|Joe Dilts||Dora Dilts # 125334643|
Thank you for creating the memorial page for my mother Dora Dilts # 125334643 Would you please transfer my mother's memorial page to me? Thank you for all the hard work you do!
|Peggy B.||Peter Boyce|
I apologize for taking so long to see your message. I am not actively working on my genealogy any, now that I have Dementia.
If you wish me to turn his page over to you, please let me know.
Added by Peggy B. on Apr 10, 2014 2:23 PM
Thanks so much for transferring Gene to me - I already have his date of birth in!
Also, thank you for all of the great work you do for all of us on Find A Grave - If we did not have you and others across the country, many of us would not find our ancestors.
I also read your story - it is wonderful to know that such hope and inspiration can come from where there was once despair and tragedy. You are an inspiration to all of us.
Added by Oregone on Apr 06, 2014 10:56 PM
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