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Dana Dancy (#46998072)
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Bio Photo I currently live in Lancaster County, PA. I started researching my Family Tree in 2006. Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, PA was my first attempt of adding burial records to "Find a Grave".
I completed my project at the Machpelah Cemetery in Lititz, PA in August 2009 by photographing all the readable Gravestones & doing a quick Obituary search at www.LancasterOnline.
I photographed all the readable gravestones in the St. James Cemetery in Lititz, PA in October 2013, after the cemetery was restored.
I now (as of March 2010) include FULL obituaries, as fellow "Find A Grave" contributors have convinced me to do so - if your name is listed in an obituary and you would like it removed or your name listed as "LIVING" please contact me and I will do so.
You have my permision to use my Gravestone pictures for personal use, post them at Free Web Sites, or as long as you give me credit for the photograph.
I will transfer any memorial that is not related to me, include the persons name, memorial number and your member number - any requests MUST include your member number.

NOTE: Any requests that do not include the member number will be IGNORED, as it is time comsuming to have to do the additional step of looking up the number.

If you leave a correction for a memorial & I don't post it please email me again. If you do not want your name/Find A Grave member number listed with the correction please note that - otherwise I list it.
I will do Obituary Look Ups at the Lititz Public Library (weekly paper dates from 1877 - 2001 covering Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA) - I go about once a month. Please include the DOD and any information that will help - there is an Death/Obituary Index but it is a work in progress, years completed are 1877 - 1998 (as of Jan 2015), rest of the years are being worked on by volunteers and not all years are complete. I have found some obituaries that were not listed in the Index - Google Lititz, PA Public Library to get their up to date website address - click on "genealogy room" and then Obit/Death Index.

Other sites for obituaries/cemetery records in the area and USA are;

The website Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (Obituary Index) -

Mennonite Church USA (full obituaries) around the United States -

website - - Biographies, cemetery transcriptions, etc.

website - - Probate / Marriage Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - requires Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mozilla Firefox won't work..

Lancaster County (PA) Digitalization Project - old newspapers, City Directories -

Fulton County, PA - - Cemetery transcriptions, biographies, etc. also covers some of the surrounding counties.

Website for Old Newspapers around the United States (Scroll down to the state you want) -

The following websites supplied by Bill Tipton:
Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds Web Site
I suggest creating a user account; I never tried the guest login.
Note: Under General Criteria, Search Type, select Individual.
Java Runtime Environment is required to view and print documents. A link is provided for the download.
The site gives access to public domain documents including but not limited to deeds, mortgages, and POAs. Deeds can be quite helpful. For example, if a grantor is deceased (the sale if from an estate or surviving spouse), the death date is usually listed.
Note: Lancaster County Public Library Card is required. I got mine from the Lititz Library (free). You need the card number to log in.
There are two ProQuest lnks. ProQuest ABI/INFORM is NOT the better resource. The second ProQuest link "Provides access to Lancaster newspapers only: Intelligencer Journal and New Era backfiles, combined Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, and Sunday News . . . "
This archive goes back to 1995, good for obituaries (I believe that LancasterOnline goes back only to 2005), weddings, divorces, anniversary celebrations, police logs, and various other articles. Microsoft Internet Explorer is recommended but I use Firefox without problems. The only aggravation is an activity time limit. If you're inactive for awhile (1/2 hour?) you might have to re-login.
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mark cottrell
RE: Obit for Mrs. Chloe SMITH
Hi Dana Yes I am sure this is the right Chloe {Hall} Smith. Thank you very much for the obit as now I have her dads name & a source. I called the Milton Cemetery Sexton yesterday & he has no record of Chloe {Hall} Smith being buried there & I found the Cemetery Inscriptions for Litchfield & Morris Connecticut in a book written by Charles Payne in 1905 which also was missing Chloe. I suspect she may have been buried without a marker or the old marker was destroyed by 1905. I guess there is a possibility she was buried somewhere else too. I do have Ancestry with 15,000 + people in my tree. I sent John Hall's Revolutionary War Pension file last night by e-mail attachment, but if you don't get it let me know & I will send it again. I wonder if there is some relationship between Asa Hall & John Hall. Hall is another rather common name like Smith. Glad my 4th GG was named Orange instead of John, Thomas or William. Surprisingly there are several Orange Smiths to weed through. Hopefully when I get the War of 1812 pension file from the NARA there will be some more clues on Chloe. Thanks again for all your good work. Mark Cottrell
Added by mark cottrell on Feb 04, 2016 6:12 AM
mark cottrell
RE: John Hall
Hi Dana. The papers were actually from the Revolutionary War. Are you a descendant of John Hall? I am looking at him as possibly being my Great Great Great Great Great Granddad through a marriage of a Chloe Hall to an Orange Smith in 1795 & who are my 4th Great Grand parents. This is new information for me through Orange Smith's son Julius Smith's family Bible & a letter that was in it. I got the Bible from my mom who almost threw the tattered book out. Chloe Hall died March 10th 1897, 10 days after giving birth to my 3rd Great Granddad Julius Smith in Litchfield, Connecticut. Orange Smith died on June 4th 1813 during or just prior to the Battle Of Stoney Creek in Ontario while serving with the 25th US infantry during the War of 1812. I am in the process of obtaining the Pension file for Oranges death that is for a minor child, who I believe is my 3rd Great Granddad Julius Smith, who was 16 years old at that time. John Hall's Pension papers state he was born & always lived in Litchfield & Litchfield is where Orange & Chloe {Hall} Smiith had their child Julius Smith. Anyway if you are a descendant of John Hall I would be glad to e-mail his 26 page Pension file to you as attachments that you can then download & save to your own files. Thanks for all your good work. Mark Cottrell
Added by mark cottrell on Feb 03, 2016 7:07 PM
Sue Masten
RE: Gretta Margaret (Meloche) Heiden memorial #131078734
#131078734, that would be great if you could transfer. Thanks so very much!!
Added by Sue Masten on Jan 11, 2016 5:31 PM
Northern Pike
RE: Rosanna Buch memorial #8694934
What a great resource and tool. Thanks for sharing!
Added by Northern Pike on Dec 29, 2015 3:42 PM
Cemetery Walker
John Robinson
Thanks for the information about John. Are you related to him? Merry Christmas.
Added by Cemetery Walker on Dec 24, 2015 10:01 PM
Joseph DuVall
Nelli Gracey
I see in your findagrave listing of Martha Gracey, you have Nelli listed as a child of Martha's. This is not correct. Nellie (Nelli) was a sister of Martha's.
Added by Joseph DuVall on Dec 22, 2015 11:59 AM
Tom Donahue
RE: Malinda Barr Memorial #34167271
No, I don't not need this memorial. I am not researching the Barr surname. I am a "row mower" and try and take pictures of every stone in the cemeteries that I go to. I take a quick look at the ones that I enter and attempt to enter links for parents, spouses, and children. It's what I like to do.
Added by Tom Donahue on Dec 18, 2015 12:33 PM
Tom Donahue
RE: Malinda Barr Memorial #34167271
I do not like to give advice like that, but you are such a good F-A-G member. It doesn't take much for me to delete a memorial. The evidence on Melinda seems a little inconclusive. I did notice on the 1910 census that she and Emory were married 31 years. This is the memorial that I thought was her daughter: Find A Grave Memorial# 104083822

DC lists parents as Henry J. and Malinda Johnson Barr. Informant: C.E. Groff (her husband)
Added by Tom Donahue on Dec 17, 2015 6:55 PM
Tom Donahue
RE: Malinda Barr Memorial #34167271
It looks to me that Melinda is the correct spelling. I think that she married J. Emory Barr after the death of his brother, Henry J. Barr. Your memorial was first but the other has correct spelling. Confusing to me.
Added by Tom Donahue on Dec 17, 2015 5:49 PM
Jim Lawson
Lucy Churchill # 150657699
Thank you for the information about Lucy's parents. If you want I'll transfer her memorial site to you. JIM
Added by Jim Lawson on Dec 11, 2015 3:02 PM
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