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Victoria Taylor-True (#47036752)
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Bio Photo Hi! Welcome to my little part of the world at Life in the Past Lane. [Online 10 years but offline for now]
Honoring the past generations, helping families to find their ancestors and finding out how many of us all have a connection and many more cuzins than we ever dreamed. Finding our ancestors and walking through the lands of times past.

I only work on genealogy on days ending in "Y" ©

For the cuzins I have met previously "Hi" and for the new cuzins I hope to meet "HI" to you to.
We have many many paths to walk that our ancestors walked, and our time here is in honor to them.

6-2013 NOTICE: PHOTOS of family members of my current lines - DO NOT TAKE without asking!!!! I have recently found my parents grandparents aunts uncles on other personal sites and have NO IDEA of when the cuzin took them or who they are. We are online to share information with family: BUT not without asking .. COPYRIGHT photos of precious parent /family photos etc are NOT TO BE TAKEN!!
Ask and see what happens ;-> !!!!

I leave "Daisys" on all family members that are in my data and lines [direct and extended].
I leave other flowers for memorials I have help link up and/or helped someone else with.
Other flowers also can mean I havent located or logged them in my data . We all have ALOT of branches and trees to climb and explore.

I do enter cemeteries when possible. It is to help others find their family members as well as it probably has an ancestor or two of mine.
I am not about numbers , I am about family and heritage and our ancestors. If I have a memorial that is part of your family line, I dont mind transfering [as long as it isnt part of my direct]. If I have made an error, just let me know and if I have dupped in error. Just let me know where and who. We have many generations , with so many simular names - errors are possible . But puzzles are so much fun finding validation of one piece at a time, till the picture among the pieces start to take form.

I do choose to post death certificates. DC's help with family medical history documenting. We all need to know what our family medical history was/is also.

Dates on papers, bibles, headstones, & certificates may vary. We are working through our families pasts and lives and getting the dates may sometimes be the best drawn conclusion that is to be drawn.

My immediate direct lines I am working with are:
Ward, Pennington, [Taylor-Gardner] Chapman, Lawless
Direct GG+ Grandparent lines:
Adkins, Anderson, Bawle, Beaumont, Belcher, Blevins , Brockett, Canoe, Carpenter, Cock, Coleman, +++[will update list again]

My Mother Mary Jane Gardner Taylor passed away Dec 26,2011. She did so enjoy learning of all my new finds and helping as she could, to fill in missing information and facts. She will be greatly missed by so many family members and friends.

My Uncle James Edward Gardner passed away April 8 2012. He was the last of the family line of that group. Such a sad feeling of seeing the family lines end, but the next geneation now becomes the "Elders".

Eagle Clan Woman Elder , AST
Victoria Spirit Owl Searching

I saw behind me those who had gone, and before me those who are to come. I looked back and saw my father and his father and all our fathers, and in front to see my son and his son, and the sons upon sons beyond. And their eyes were my eyes. As I felt so they had felt, and were to feel, as then, so now, as tomorrow and forever. Then I was not afraid, for I was in a long line that had no beginning and no end. And the hand of his father grasped my father's hand and his hand was in mine, and my unborn son took my right hand and all, up and down the line that stretched from Time That Was to Time That Is and Is Not Yet, raised their hands to show the link. And we found that we were one....

From: "How Green Was My Valley", by Richard Llewellyn

A Prayer for Genealogists
Lord, help me dig into the past
 And sift the sands of time,
That I might find the roots that made
This family tree of mine.

Lord, help me trace the ancient roads
On which my fathers trod,
And led them through so many lands
To find our present sod.

Lord, help me find an ancient book
Or dusty manuscript
That's safely hidden now away
In some forgotten crypt;

Lord, let it bridge the gap that haunts
my soul when I can't find
The missing link between some name
that ends the same as mine.
N. Curtis Woods

WARNING....GENEALOGY POX; [very contagious to adults]

Continual complaints as to need for names, dates and places. Patient has blank expression, sometimes deaf to spouse and children. Has no taste for work of any kind, except feverishly looking through records at libraries, courthouses and internet, Has compulsion to write letters and send e-mail. Swears at mailman when he doesn't stop and leave mail. Frenquents strange places such as cemeteries, ruins and remote desolate country areas. Makes secret night calls. Hides phone bills from spouse and mumbles to [him or her] self. Has strange far away look in eyes.

Medication is useless. There is no known cure. Disease is not fatal, but gets progressively worse. Patient should attend genealogy workshops, subscribe to genealogy magazines and be given a quiet corner in the house where he or she can be alone.

The unusual nature of this disease is...the sicker the patient gets, the more he or she seems to enjoy it!

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William Gammon
Wilbourne Barton Memorial# 103149246
Me again. You have 3 brothers married 3 sisters. I believe it's 2 brothers who married 3 sisters. Wilbourne married Elizabeth of course. Levi Barton married first Nancy Phipps 2 Jul 1867 2. She died 12 Aug 1870. Levi then married Sarah Phipps 5 Mar 1871.
Added by William Gammon on Jul 08, 2014 9:28 AM
RE: Photo
Sorry, belay my last. I better understand now.

Added by Anonymous on Jul 05, 2014 10:34 PM
RE: Photo
Had a nice fourth, thank you. Hope all is well out your way.

About your request, I don't understand. Have I used the same picture in two different cemeteries? If I understand correctly I am to delete the picture from the West View Cemetery in Radford and add it to the Mountain View Cemetery in Pulaski County.

Carrie Brown Cox Williams
Would you move the photo you posted on Carrie Brown Cox Williams 91112401
to Memorial at 34907305
Added by Anonymous on Jul 05, 2014 10:24 PM
roger lineberry
Virginia Pollard
I went to the Crouse (Martin) cemetery to
fulfill your photo request, but was
unable to find the grave. I will check
at county office to see where she is
buried. I contacted the contributor, also.
Added by roger lineberry on Jul 03, 2014 10:24 AM
Ethel Pennington Ward/Hart
I have received confirmation that when Ethel Pennington died in Newport Beach, California, her surname was Cook. Her death certificate, which I have requested a copy of, has Ethel Lunsford Cook with burial listed a Rose Hills-Ohio.
At long last we have confirmation. I will start to search the Ohio cemetery databases for Ethel Lunsford Cook and see what I come up with.
Thank you so much for all of your persistence in helping locate her.
Added by MESA97 on Jul 01, 2014 2:59 PM
The Secret Garden
Thank you Victoria.
Added by The Secret Garden on Jun 29, 2014 10:19 AM
F. Hylton
RE: Belcher cemetery
Thanks Vickie, For all your kind words but i am blushing..... F.Hylton
Added by F. Hylton on Jun 28, 2014 3:54 PM
Francie Ede
RE: wow
I really don't know how anyone can help. I'm using 4 Access databases to put the obits in and I can only have one of them open at a time. It gets real confusing sometimes jumping back and forth.

I've got about 5 months worth of batches of obits that people have sent me to add to the databases. I just get sidetracked looking stuff up on Find A Grave & Ancestry when there is a missing birth date, etc. Also, doing all the links is another sidetrack. Then there's waiting for other people to respond and keeping up with all those emails.

It would be so much easier if Find A Grave would allow duplicates. I could stay focused on one activity at a time. Then, I wouldn't have to be concerned about someone else changing the wording on the obit.
Added by Francie Ede on Jun 28, 2014 2:29 PM
Francie Ede
RE: re Info etc
The reason I got on Find A Grave was to be able to post obits to help researchers. I have over 3000 that I'd collected from library trips. Several friends have given me their collections to add to my databases to post online. There are over 40000 obits so far in my 4 databases.

It would be so much easier if Find A Grave didn't have that stupid "rule" about duplicates. It is so much more work having to check for duplicates before posting the obits. It is so easy to create a spreadsheet from a database to add the names and dates to Find A Grave and then go back and individually copy & paste the obits.

There are a lot of Find A Grave contributors that get so caught up in those stupid "rules" and won't cooperate. Some of them change the wording of the obits which completely invalidates them as source material. I know that when I send you an obit that you are one of the people that I can depend on to follow through with my request.

I wish that there was a website that was dedicated as a place where people could post obits. That way we wouldn't have to get caught up in all these other people's different agendas. Unfortunately, the only thing that has been provided is message boards and they are not really good for this purpose.

Findagrave is the best that we have so far.
Added by Francie Ede on Jun 28, 2014 12:38 PM
F. Hylton
Howard McMillan
I put Howard,s death certificate on his memorial page.
Added by F. Hylton on Jun 28, 2014 6:57 AM
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