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Paul Basso (#46807205)
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Bio Photo I used to do genealogy from the standpoint that it was fun to find out who I was related to that seemed important. But in 1994, after moving to Dallas, Polk, Oregon, with my family, my mother in law called and asked me to find out what I could for my late wife's GG grandmother. After about 2 weeks of researching I was able to connect my wife's family to about half of the early Polk Co. settlers. It was then that I caught the genealogy bug and have not stopped running in my hunting since.

I have branched out to my family and my new wife's family. I have been asked by quite a few people if I could research their families and have been able to locate a lot for each person. I guess you could say that I'm like a pit bull...once I sink my teeth into something I'm not going to let go until I either get it done or die trying. Within two hours of asking me, one of the people of my wife's Boy Scout troop had over eight generations to her formerly unknown family. She was shocked and surprised when I handed her what I found. I am analytical and stubborn.

I have been asked when will it stop and I responded that it will only stop when I can attach everyone on earth to each other someway. I realize that this will lead me to many "dead ends" but that's where most of our ancesters are, right? Oh well!!! Happy Hunting!!!
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Carla Anderson
Carl Herman Anderson
Oops! His birth year is 1967.
Added by Carla Anderson on Sep 15, 2014 12:24 PM
Carla Anderson
Carl Herman Anderson
Mr. Basso,

I am Carl's oldest daughter, Carla Anderson. I noticed you have "Herman" as his middle name. He died in 1867 and is buried in the Roseburg Cemetery, Roseburg, OR. I have been trying to find any documents (before 1942) whereas he had a name change to "Hermond." The documents I have are:

1924 - Birth Certificate (Herman). He was born in Burns, OR.
1942 - Graduation Certificate (Hermond)
1943 - USMC (Hermond)
1951 - Marriage Certificate (Hermond)
1952 - My Birth Certificate (Hermond)
1967 - Obituary (Hermond)

Thank you. It is awesome to find gravemarkers for my family.


Added by Carla Anderson on Sep 15, 2014 12:21 PM
Catharina "Caterina" Kneussler Schmierer
I have updated her memorial as you request, Thank You for your input, Blumokitty
Added by BluMoKitty on May 13, 2014 6:40 PM
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Benjamin Yelton Pendleton KY
Can you tell me, please, where you found that his middle name is Franklin?
Added by Stone Seeker on May 01, 2014 7:40 AM
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William Bottom
Paul, thank you for the updates on William's memorial, I appreciate it!
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Added by Ancestral Sleuth on Mar 09, 2014 1:12 PM
RE: Anderson T. Buckner
Many thanks Paul - I'll take care of him.

Added by SgtBob on Dec 22, 2013 4:03 AM
WPA RECORD Wapello county iowa

Born: 1851
Died: 17 FEB. 1930
Cemetery: SHAUL
Location: OTTUMWA
Record Notes: MOTHER
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on Dec 21, 2013 9:17 PM
Mary Chisman Forsyth
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Birth: 1851
Death: Feb. 14, 1930 [Edit Dates]

Aged 79ymaiden Chisman

b: 14 May 1851 in Indiana

There was a previous transcription for her day of death as 17 Feb but I don't know if that was an error, family records indicate the 13th.

Iowa, Cemetery Records, 1662-1999
Name:Mary Forsyth
Birth Date:1851
Death Date:17 Feb 1930 (could be burial date)
Burial Location:Ottumwa, Wapello
General Burial Info:(Mother)
Source:Grave Stone Records of Wapello County, Iowa
Page Number:71
Added by "IRISH EYES ARE SMILING" on Dec 21, 2013 9:11 PM
Anderson T. Buckner
He is my Great Uncle #79886795 - would you transfer him to me?

Bob Runion

Also USN&USAF 4ever - 30 years uniform service
Added by SgtBob on Dec 21, 2013 8:34 AM
Elreeta Weathers
RE: Taliaferro & Thornton query
Yes, to both families--from many generations back. My husband's paternal grandmother was a Thornton.


Added by Elreeta Weathers on Oct 30, 2013 7:42 PM
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