I have been on Find A Grave for only a few years, before that began doing my family genealogy off an on since 1989. I am not a Certified Genealogist but began doing genealogy research since the time my father began to degenerate from Parkensens. At that time having nothing to start with except for a few stories on my one lost Grandparents and a few memories of the other's like most people. There has been memories I can share with you, from when I stood with my mother going through photos sometime before she pasted away back in 1978 and those I can share from cousins. I started saving and writing down everything I could, while I started learning what to do ha! As far I know a current record was not done since the 1800's.
"I would had not gotten very far", as I have now if it wasn't for the earler encouragement of my mother in-law Catherine C.(Cooper)Morton. Her work has been edited and updated, but only to bring her interest in our genealogy to the web and connect with fellow researchers.
A Foster family genealogy published by my great grandfather George E. Foster came to me later on given to me from my Aunt Lib Foster. She was the wife of my mother's brother Uncle John C. Foster. In 1995 I was given an old box of family photos from my older sister. All of which orginaly came from my older family's home before my mother had pasted away.
You Know ... my work on Find A Grave for now, has to be on my family history. Like anyone, I only mean to open a resource to exchange information. In time I hope to help others as I develope my skills. You may notice I may "block, mask or drop" anything that may have living people listed. This is because it is a pet pev of mine were I see people just copy and past without respect to the families. I can't help to exspect the same from fellow researchers.
If you want to e-mail me directly on a research question on someone I have listed in a memorial ... please make it short, specfic and include memorials numbers. Use a current email address "so" I can get back to you accordingly.
I do not transfer direct relationships, but allways willing to link family connections. I will concider any corrections but have to use my best judgement on what I do use for my family and with-in the Find A Graves guide lines.
"Genealogy is like gluing pieces of paper together". In truth there is nothing ... like putting a name to a photo.
Past membership of The Daugthers of The American Revolution before relocating to our new home ... many members of my family, took part in the "making of American History."