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I had never heard of Find A Grave until I chanced upon it while doing a generic internet search of my grandfather's name, and was happily surprised to see a picture of his grave marker. I was hooked and signed up. Since then, FaG has allowed me to see many family headstones and markers that I will probably never see in person, and has added several previously unknown details to my family's genealogy records. THANK YOU! to everyone who gives so much of their time and effort, just because, to people they've never even met.|
I would like to extend a sincere THANK YOU to everyone who has left notes and flowers on my brother Kim's memorial page. Giving a moment of your time to do that means a lot to me, and though I have not personally thanked each individual, it is not because I am ungrateful, but because sometimes I look away pretty quickly... trying to avoid that emotional jolt that sometimes happens.
MY GENEALOGY RESEARCH-
NAMES IN THE FAMILY TREE:
Andersdotter, Carlsdotter, Carlson, Cotnam, Deen, Edmunds, Haase, Haskins, Heidtmann, Hughes, Jonsson, Leonard, McCaw, McCreary, McGrath, Nilsson, Olmstead, Olson, Olsson, Omstead, Phillips, Reed, Siedentopp, Smith, Solberg, Sykes, Teets, Tisdale, Trede, Walker...so many more. I know all the Scandinavian "...sons and dotters" can be very misleading, but those same names might be in someone else's records as well as mine, so I included them.
PLACES WHERE ANCESTORS SETTLED:
Massachusetts [1621!], New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, Nebraska...
Ontario, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, Canada...
...and please don't hold this against me, but, California. A great place to visit, but NOT a great place in which to live. Get lost, Jerry, you're worse than Arnie.
IF SOME OF THESE NAMES AND PLACES ARE SIMILAR TO YOURS, maybe we have ancestors in common and can compare notes. They came from Ireland, Scotland, England, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Canada, and possibly Wales. Like most Americans, I am a certified mutt, and most importantly, simply AMERICAN. There will be no hyphens in my identity to put question to my loyalty !!!
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|Ruth Ann||RE: George Turzai|
Thank You very much for your response. I am just learning how to load the pictures etc. I will try to move the one for Louis to his site. That was a good idea. Some people ask for any other family members on Find A Grave - that is why I put it there. Thanks!
Added by Ruth Ann on Jul 08, 2014 1:32 PM
|Audrey||RE: Kim C. Olson|
Hi there...Thank you for the warm welcome to Findagrave. I have found people on this site very friendly. I too had to add my Mother and others to this site. It stings to see them listed so I know what you mean...I miss them so much.
Added by Audrey on Jun 24, 2014 7:44 PM
|RLNT/Genea Logos||Your brother's memorial|
Thank you for letting me know how much what I said meant to you. As I work with Find A Grave I am always running across soldiers, like your brother and stop and pay tribute to them. I have a great love for the military. My grandfather served for England in WWI; my mother was a member of the Canadian Women's Army Corps and my father was in the United States Marine Corps during World War II. My husband was in the Unites States Air Force for 26 years serving during Korea and Vietnam; my step-son was in the Navy and my son-in-law was in the Army during the first Desert Storm. Those in the military sacrifice so much for us, it is the least I can do to honor them in such a small way.
|Geo||RE: George Chaffey photos|
You are welcome.
We did have a decent day weatherwise today, finally!
Added by Geo on May 17, 2014 6:53 PM
|wesblues||RE: Thomas Corporon|
Thanks my friend....it's something that has plagued me all my life. Always digging around for more info...brings to mind the old saying about curiosity killing the cat! Happy to know the info is received in the manner it is intended. Don't be surprised if you hear from me on another memorial.
Take care, Wanda
Added by wesblues on Apr 09, 2014 10:03 PM
|wesblues||RE: Thomas Corporon|
Hello and thanks for the reply! I'm not looking for a transfer of Mr. Corporon's memorial :) I found the info on the funeral home website that handled his funeral. DOB/DOD years are a match and the location was a match so I felt comfortable submitting the info....but I understand your hesitation and desire for source info.
Below is the Source Link.
This is a relativly new hobby for me --researching the internet to see if I can locate any additional info for memorials that are either missing dob/dod and or bio info (mostly bio/obit info). It satisfies the inner detective in me!
I always provide the Fact Source when I contact a fellow FindAGrave member, however since this was just an adjustment to dob/dod I used the quick link that doesn't allow for an explanation or source info. Shame on me...lesson learned :)
OK, thanks in advance :) Wanda aka wesblues
Added by wesblues on Apr 09, 2014 9:13 PM
|Scott W||RE: Stanley Kavolski|
I don't recall which edits I proposed, but here's what I have found:
The California Death Index indicates he died in Los Angeles County, and also shows his social security number prefix as 138 - which was issued in New Jersey.
Both WWI & WWII Registration cards (matching name & birth date) state that he was born in Brooklyn, NY, while the 1920 Census as well as the registration cards show he was residing in New Jersey.
I have no connection with Mr. Kavolski. I have been looking through the "Application for Headstone or Marker" list in Ancestry.com to add or update burial locations for veterans who had markers issued and I'll do a basic search on them to add in obvious details.
Thanks for being cautious. My father is a veteran of WWII as well and I wouldn't want someone making wreckless changes to his online memorial. In most cases I'm finding that most of the applications I come across do not have a corresponding record in Find A Grave. Some, like this one, have just have dates, so I will try to add basic info if I'm reasonably confident of the information.
Added by Scott W on Mar 07, 2014 11:26 AM
|Kathy Shaw||Lytle Creek|
We are very familiar with Lytle Creek. For years we took our large families and friends and picnicked there. Sadly, in 1979, my 16 year old nephew, David Shaw, fell from the top of Bonita Falls. I don't believe any of our family went back there to picnic again. We had lots of very good times there and the kids loved it. We lived in Rialto. Thank you for leaving flowers for Robert. He was an adorable kid and we miss him.
|John & Ruth Clackler||Booker Family|
Gorgot to tell you. Larry is Ruth's first cousin, and DuBois her uncle.
Many thank yous for the photos you took and placed on my great Uncle Wlll Pinney's site. Memorial #120761192.
Your time to do do is much appreciated.
Joan Pinney (in Montana)
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