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Basiclysue (#47496851)
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Like many Americans, I am a mutt. And proud of it. Down through the generations, I am the result of two people's love, not caring what their nationality is. My lines go back to England, Scotland, Northern Ireland, Norway and Sweden. Oh, there's a little Holland in there too. :-) I have direct lines that fought in the American Revolution and the Civil War. I also have direct lines that migrated as late as 1905.

I became interested in genealogy a few years ago when I went to the Scottish Games in my area. Since then, I have been hooked!
I consider it my own personal "treasure hunt"!

Because of being familiar with monuments, in the business for 15 years, I enjoy taking requests for photos of them. Have been doing that for a few years, now.

I have found many memorial pages of my family and have added my photos to them. The only time I have requested a transfer was when I knew the info is inaccurate. Which has only been twice.

So that's me, in a nutshell. I do have one question for anyone reading this.


PS You may use any of my photos in your own personal trees.

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RE: Jeffrey Browning Monolith
Yay!! Thanks! Update processed.
Added by bvn on Aug 18, 2014 11:22 AM
Karen Sipe
No by the time dad was in high school his family was living in Syracuse. Hartmann is the family name for the area along with Kappes, Relke and Gampfer. The last three names are found in my family tree about three to four generations back.

How about you, what are your family surnames and are they in the Albany area?
Added by Karen Sipe on Jul 28, 2014 7:46 AM
Karen Sipe
Benjamin Welch
Your work sounds intense how fortunate for all the families you are touching.

As for me I am in Seattle, WA. My dad was from Watervliet and Town of Colonie. A couple years ago I spent two weeks in the Albany-Troy area which was a wonderful trip.
Added by Karen Sipe on Jul 27, 2014 8:11 PM
Karen Sipe
Benjamin Welch
Thank you for spotting an error. As for the transfer I didn't even look to see what you wanted changed. Most people are adding information not available to me and I refuse to take the responsibility for adding to the memorial pages without sources and research.
Since I don't have sources and wish to spend my research time on my own family my new method is to just transfer the memorial pages.Then I am not looked at for posting errors and oh do they exist. I even had a lady change her mind about dates and such three times in one week.
This grew out of the new automated process put in place by Find A Grave.
I do appreciate corrections. Are you in Albany?
Added by Karen Sipe on Jul 27, 2014 4:49 PM
RE: Jesse A. & Alice A. Lappeus
No, I do not know anything about the Lappeus and Furman monuments. You should post new memorials for them. Thanks - Dan
Added by Dan on May 27, 2014 7:06 PM
RE: Mary Warner
Thank you again for taking the time to help me figure out the inscription. And, very thankful for the transfers-they are special to me. I hope to add more as I continue researching this line.
Added by Lisa on Apr 10, 2014 11:09 AM
RE: Ann Bassett Adams & Infant
I saw the picture and I know its so hard to get a good one, especially that old. I actually thought it was pretty good You should have left yours for the infant as I didn't have it, or maybe did I. LOL
Added by Lynne on Apr 10, 2014 9:56 AM
RE: Wives of Austin Warner in Albany Rural
Wow, I would love that! Thank you so much for your thoughtfulness!
Added by Lisa on Apr 09, 2014 1:45 PM
RE: Wives of Austin Warner in Albany Rural
Thank you so much for taking the time to contact me so I could link Austin to the new memorials. Austin and Mary G. are my direct line. Any information for them has alluded me for years. I was thrilled when I found the cemetery records and also surprised to discover there were 2 wives-and with the same first name.
Thank you also for taking the pictures. It is exciting to actually be able to see the headstones (and know there is a visual record of them).
Added by Lisa on Apr 09, 2014 7:34 AM
Ann Wallace Palmer
RE: The Palmer Family/Grapeville Cemetery
I don't know who would have taken the photo you described. I haven't visited Grapeville Cemetery since I took the photo posted online in 2006. If facing the cemetery, the stone was located on the right side of the cemetery in the back. I overlooked it on my first visit. I can't believe someone would remove the stone but if the photo you saw was taken inside, obviously the stone was removed.

I can send you a copy of my photo if you like or you may copy it from online. Two pages from Palmer Families of America by Walter Palmer were taped to the lower third of the stone. I have a copy of the book if you would like a copy of Jonathan's family.

Are you related to him? Jonathan is my husband's 6th great grandfather via his son Robert.
Added by Ann Wallace Palmer on Mar 11, 2014 3:47 PM
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