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Kimberly McDaniel (#46776859)
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Genealogists - We Are CALLED Make Our Ancestors Live Again.

Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of our tribe. We have been called, as it were, by our genes. Those who have gone before cry out to us, "Tell our story!" So, we do. In finding the lost, we somehow find ourselves.

Many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; I know you would be proud of us."

How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? More than I can count. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery or historical site about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying, "I can't let this happen."

The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. There is pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish, how they contributed to what I am today. WE must respect their hardships and losses, their never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on and build a life for their family. It goes to a deep and immense understanding that they were doing it for US, their descendants. There is a deep pride in the fact that they fought and many died to make and keep us a NATION. And, equal pride and love that our own MOTHERS struggled to give us birth. Without each of them we could not exist, and so we scribes love each ancestor we find, as far back as we can reach. That everyone else might remember and cherish them.

So, with love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are they and they are the sum of who we are, we annotate them. AND, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow the ancestors know and approve. Soon, it will be up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take my place in the long line of family storytellers. That is why I do my family genealogy, and that is what calls those young and old to step up and restore the memory or greet those whom we had never known before.

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J Ziggy
James Stephen Gay
Thank you for the Bio information. It has been added to his memorial.

Joyce Z
Added by J Ziggy on Jan 20, 2017 4:39 PM
Your Bio
One of your Find A Grave entries led me to your home page. I find your Bio both loving and beautiful.

Added by Goldeneagle on Jan 09, 2017 8:31 AM
Sharon Fortner Wright
Pauline Marks #153250768
Marks family at Beth El, Helena, Phillips, Arkansas.
Added by Sharon Fortner Wright on Aug 12, 2016 9:17 AM
Sharon Fortner Wright
Pauline Marks #153250768
"The friends and acquaintances
The family of L. Marks
are invited to attend the funeral of
Mrs. Pauline Marks,
which will take place at
Helena, Ark., on tomorrow
afternoon (Sunday)
Riverside, Mississippi, September 28,1901"
(from the scrapbook belonging to Mrs. W. L. Shults, Jackson, Mississippi)
Added by Sharon Fortner Wright on Aug 12, 2016 6:43 AM
Sharon Fortner Wright
Edwin Mitchell Marks #168049671
Edwin Mitchell Marks is Leopold's son by his second wife, Sadie A. Marks. This is a copy of Leopold's will:

I do not know where Sadie is buried.
Added by Sharon Fortner Wright on Aug 11, 2016 5:47 PM
I am helping a friend with is Madison Family research and just happen upon what you wrote on your page. You put into words exactly the way I feel but couldn't put into words! good job!
Added by Eileen on May 06, 2016 11:17 PM
DMWV Graves Registry
RE: Charles Heitman Hanson
Thank you. I have added this to our DMWV Virtual Cemetery.
Added by DMWV Graves Registry on Apr 05, 2016 12:51 PM
Kathryn Flahaut Sutton
Find A Grave Memorial# 88524766
Thank you for being so detail oriented with your memorials and allowing to learn more about my family ancestors. Do you happen to know who the four children are that Samuel Spotwood Payne had with Sarah Timberlake? Also do you have more information on his children George, Frank, Charles and Anna.
Added by Kathryn Flahaut Sutton on Mar 02, 2016 3:56 PM
Karen Mickel Bennett
Gertrude Slaughter
Thank you so much for taking the time to send valuable information to add to her memorial. I appreciate it very much and so will future generations. Thank you also for the work you do on Find A Grave.

Karen Bennett
Added by Karen Mickel Bennett on Feb 17, 2016 1:47 PM
Linda Wayman
RE: Cynthia D Pitcock
You're welcome.
Added by Linda Wayman on Feb 12, 2016 8:20 AM
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