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Miriam (#46497933)
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Bio Photo Miriam has been instructing and lecturing since 2005 to various groups in the Inland Northwest. She has been interested in her family history since she was a young girl, living in Southeast Alaska, far from her extended family in Western Michigan. In 1987, she began her genealogy research.

Ten years later, she was successful in reuniting her paternal grandmother--an adoptee--with her biological family. Miriam writes an award-winning genealogy blog, Online Historical Directories and Online Historical Newspapers websites. When not chasing dead people, she crochets, gardens, and bicycles.

If you would like Miriam to make a presentation to your group or would like to see her list of topics, please message her at this profile.
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Messages left for Miriam (98)[Leave Message]
Diana Frick-Simons
RE: Henry Frick
Thank you for correcting my mistake,as I thought you were referring to the other person.much appreciated
Added by Diana Frick-Simons on Sep 17, 2015 8:02 PM
Cathleen Zepelin
John Winship - Civil War Soldier
Hi, Miriam,

I have posted a new pix for him. Thought you might be interested.

Cathleen Zepelin
Added by Cathleen Zepelin on Aug 31, 2015 1:19 PM
Diana Frick-Simons
Henry Frick
Hi Miriam
Was wondering if you are related to Henry Frick buried in Ortonville, MI?
Henry is the son of my 3 s Great Grandfather John H Frick b 1801 to 1885...
John's wife Marius York is my step great grandmother..
I didn't realize you had added Henry and Marium in 2005, as I had added Henry in 2009..
It is so awesome that you live in Alaska...
God's Blessings
Diana Frick Simons
Flint, Mi.
Added by Diana Frick-Simons on Jul 25, 2015 10:37 AM
Jean Stroven
RE: Myron D. Westbrook #12914343
The marker I pictured is the old marker. There has to be another one there that was probably hidden under
brush..I will check the next warm day to see for sure.
I am also working to get the sexton to clean up the cemetery. Brush needs trimming.
Added by Jean Stroven on May 19, 2015 8:21 AM
traci payne
Hello -Info on Russel Alger Colvin

Russel Alger Colvin
(great grandfather of husband Gregory Mcattee)
Birth 1887 in Harmon, Oscoda, Michigan, United States
Death 1952 in St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States


Harmon, Oscoda, Michigan, United States

1900 Age: 13
Grand Rapids Ward 6, Kent, Michigan, USA
Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Son

1910 Age: 23
Flint Ward 1, Genesee, Michigan, USA
Marital Status: Single; Relation to Head of House: Boarder

Marriage to Essie Cordelia Oakley Colvin
1911 28 Aug Age: 24
Flint, Genesee Co., Michigan

1914 Age: 27
Flint, Michigan, USA

1917 -1918 Age: 30
Oakland, Michigan

Marriage to Hannah Brummen
1919 14 May Age: 32
Indianapolis, Marion Co., Indiana

Marriage to Ada Olmstead Colvin
1928 Abt. Age: 41
Indiana, USA

1940 1 Apr Age: 53
Edinburg, Johnson, Indiana, USA
Marital Status: Married; Relation to Head of House: Head

1942 Age: 55
Johnson, Indiana, USA

1952 Age: 65
St Petersburg, Pinellas, Florida, United States

Edinburgh, Johnson County, Indiana, USA
Birth: Sep. 3, 1887 Michigan, USA Death: Dec. 17, 1952 Saint Petersburg Pinellas County Florida, USA While vacationing in Florida Russell dies from a auto accident. Burial: D D Rest Haven Cemetery Edinburgh Johnson County Indiana

Family Members

Sanford Mortimer Colvin
1851 1924

Flora J Colvin
1851 1918

Essie Cordelia Oakley Colvin
1888 1917

Donald Oakley Colvin
1913 1913

Lanie Colvin (My fiances Grand mother)
1914 2000

Mike Francis Colvin
1917 1972

Hannah Brummen
1886 1982

Ada Olmstead Colvin
1896 1973

David Marthin

Joseph Colvin

hope that helps alot of it is on
Added by traci payne on Apr 19, 2015 7:38 PM
traci payne
Essie C Colvin
she was born in 1888 in Michigan

she died in 1917 in Fenton, Michigan

she was Essie Cordelia Oakley (colvin)

Married Russel Alger Colvin

Daughter Lanie Colvin

had Frances Ann thorpe
she passed away in lansing,mi 1997

then she had my fiance Gregory M Mcattee

I hope this fills in some of the records..

Thank you Traci Payne
Added by traci payne on Apr 19, 2015 2:56 PM
Diane Burke
lillian strong hoekstra
I would like permission to include the biography of your great grandmother onto my page. It is a private tree that I'm not sure if I want to open to the public or not. What would you suggest? It isn't my family, but that of my grandson's. None of his family are even aware of the information I have put together for him. They have no interest. If I can't use the entire bio, my I use the pictures and some of the dates included? Thank you for the consideration.
Added by Diane Burke on Mar 14, 2015 11:42 AM
RE: Stephen Cummings #15022675
Hi Miriam, I just sent on the other information because it included different information concerning his life. Thank you for your consideration though!


Added by Observer4wing on Mar 06, 2015 9:35 PM
Barbara Stein
RE: Irvin Moore Anderson #13064736
Hi Miriam,

Thank you for contacting me regarding Irvin Moore Anderson. I no longer have the obituary here. I work with the obits at our genealogy society and bring home the duplicates and make sure that they are on findagrave and then return them. The information that I sent to you came from the obituary.

Added by Barbara Stein on Mar 06, 2015 6:36 PM
Sandy Vandertol
RE: Van Til Family
Hi Miriam,

I don't even recall which of the Van Tils you are talking about at this point. Want to refresh my memory?
Added by Sandy Vandertol on Mar 06, 2015 5:15 PM
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