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James Bellert (#48157908)
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Bio Photo 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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Shirley Jennetten
Hi James, Thank you for the photo you took of Shirley's grave marker. I appreciate you volunteering your time. Regards, LZ
Added by LZ on Jul 23, 2014 4:24 PM
RE: Jesse Joseph Lemna
Thanks for you help again. I asked his great granddaughter if she had any info. I think that's the best resource. I'll let you know if I hear anything.
Added by colelemna on Jul 22, 2014 9:29 PM
Rita & Lee Gordon
Marie E Dortsch Gothann
Thanks for the photos
Added by Rita & Lee Gordon on Jul 22, 2014 5:13 AM
RE: Jesse Joseph Lemna
Thanks so much for your quick response. Thanks for the helpful information. I will look and see what I can find.

Added by colelemna on Jul 21, 2014 2:58 PM
Kurt Johnson
RE: Emma Lang Cone and Frank G. Cone
OK, I made the change. Many thanks!
Added by Kurt Johnson on Jul 21, 2014 10:48 AM
Dorothy F Witt
Thank you for taking those pictures. You did a great job.

Added by tjfagan on Jul 19, 2014 3:33 PM
Joni Spellman Krause
James Heath Photo
Dear James, May I put your photo on with credit given to you? Thank-you, Joni
Added by Joni Spellman Krause on Jul 17, 2014 10:05 PM
Ruth Ellen Bartels
Frank & Emma Cone
Thank you so much for your researching the true burial sites of Frank & Emma Cone. Because of all the difficulties surrounding their incorrect memorials, I have created new ones for Evergreen Cemetery at Evergreen Park in Cook County, Illinois and added photo requests. I also attached a note to each new memorial regarding the "other" memorials as being incorrect. Thank you for taking the time to give me the information I needed regarding their memorials.
Added by Ruth Ellen Bartels on Jul 16, 2014 9:10 AM
Joni Spellman Krause
James Heath
Dear James, Thank-you so very much for your extremely quick fulfillment of my photo request! I am handicapped and it is impossible for me to walk any cemetery. I really appreciate that you so generously travel to and walk the cemeteries for others. Thank-you again, Joni
Added by Joni Spellman Krause on Jul 15, 2014 11:32 AM
Henry Abs
Henry Abs duplication
I know about the three duplications but I don't know how to delete them....Sorry... Hank Abs
Added by Henry Abs on Jul 14, 2014 6:21 AM
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