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BrideyLight (#48181207)
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Bio Photo Please know that it may take time for a response to edits or messages.

You must use the edit feature within the memorial you wish to submit an edit for and cite your specific source information. This is in order to maintain each memorial as factual as possible for those family members and researchers in the years to come to be able to find the source of the information contained within a memorial.
Being a forensic anthropologist, geographer and having taught geology, I greatly enjoy the treasure hunt of genealogy. The many facets of chemistry are also close to my heart. If you have a document written in old German text, I may be able to help with it's transcription. Two of my favorite lifetime hobbies have been researching families for friends and searching (with divine guidance!) -- for years and using every resource available -- to finally reunite adoptees with their birth families. My norm at home is to have a steaming cup of licorice spice tea on my desk, Irish fiddle music playing in the background, and two snoring yellow Labradors surrounding my chair. I seek fair winds and following seas.

Each GPS location edit I submit for a memorial page is verified by me to be accurate and coincide with the aerial satellite view of GoogleMaps, which takes the viewer directly to the gravesite. I have visited these locations in order to take grave marker photographs and determine GPS coordinates. Any other edits I submit for memorials are thoroughly researched, with source documentation saved and also sent via the Suggest A Correction (SAC) link with each edit I submit. This eliminates any guesswork.

Please help out your photo volunteers by obtaining the specific plot information from the cemetery office (if there is one) and adding it to your request. Some cemetery offices will only do look-ups for relatives; others will respond fastest to a relative who emails or calls the cemetery office.

Full transcriptions, which include all of the wording and a description of any symbol(s) on markers are are SO important! Why? Because grave markers (and even entire cemeteries) can disappear over time. Photographs can be lost. Web sites can lose their memory. The cloud can rain on us. But the most important reason is one most people never consider -- it is this: Many people who are blind or living with low vision are using the Windows text reading program, which reads text from their computer monitor, word-for-word, to them (Please do try it! All Windows operating systems come stock with this feature, and it's so easy to use!). If there is no text transcription of a grave marker on a memorial, those with vision problems are exempt from knowing what is recorded on the grave marker because they cannot see the photograph. A transcription takes only a few minutes to type and post; please take the time to transcribe the words and perhaps write a few words about symbols and/or any descriptive features of the marker at the time you post a photograph. Those few minutes taken now to transcribe and post may mean everything in the years to come.

My photographs and research are intended to be distributed freely, but NOT for profit. There is no need to give credit for using the photographs I take; you may also use any of the text from my cited research which I have posted on memorials, but, again, NOT for profit. Death certificates on any memorials which I manage are definitely welcome. I do not follow Find A Grave transfer guidelines, as I feel any relative, friend or serious researcher would be the best choice for maintaining a memorial with loving care.

May sunshine fill your life, kindness follow you through all your days, invisible Irish blessings shower you with healthy living, and sweet chocolate always be on your menu for dessert!

Kind regards,
Bridey Light
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John Koehl
Thanks for making the family connections. Much appreciated!
Added by MKH on Jul 23, 2016 8:15 AM
Don Stowell
RE: Kenneth S. Green
Thanks for your kind comments. Ida Head or Nead, a tossup, your choice. I don't live in Tucson, but I did for 25 years.
Added by Don Stowell on Jul 08, 2016 8:38 AM
Personal Pedigree Genealogy
RE: Oops! I meant Ephriam Richards was Hattie's husband!
Hi and thanks. I went on Family Search and there is a Submission ID of MMD8-8PF, but I don't know how to find out who that was. To my knowledge, there is no Cherokee Indian mother. Ephraim and Hattie are my ancestors, but Ephraim was ambushed and murdered in 1884 and Hattie remarried and moved to California with her husband, John William Crisp. You can switch it to me if you like. My number, I believe, is 48590300.

Added by Personal Pedigree Genealo... on Jun 27, 2016 3:50 PM
Personal Pedigree Genealogy
Hattie Robinson
Hello, Hattie (grave 139986957) is my Great Great Grandmother. On the entry you stated: According to the Pedigree Resource File of Hattie's husband, Hattie's father was Dr. Robinson and her mother was "Cherokee Lady, Full Blood," and their children (Hattie's siblings) were: Walter Robinson, Bud Robinson, John Robinson, and Pearl Robinson.

This is news to me. Can you tell me which husband's file you are talking about who has the Pedigree Resource File - what is a Pedigree Resource file?

My DNA, my father's and my siblings (who are all descended from Hattie and Ephraim Richards) show 0% Native American.

Thank you so much!

Added by Personal Pedigree Genealo... on Jun 26, 2016 8:20 PM
No Guts, No Glory
RE: Dear No Guts, No Glory!
Ill keep you posted!
Happy taphophiling
Added by No Guts, No Glory on May 31, 2016 5:48 PM
LeeAnn B
RE: Thomas Sheen: Edit you sent to me
Greetings from Canada and thanks for your message.

I volunteer with the BHCARA (British Home Child Research & Advocacy Assoc.) here in Canada. I will send you my email address the way you suggest in your message.

Yes, Thomas SHEEN was a British Home Child. He was emigrated to Canada by the "Canadian Catholic Emigration Society" and arrived 10 June 1883 aboard the Sardinian, from there he was sent to one of their distribution homes in Ottawa, likely St. George's Home in Hintonburg (before it was annexed with Ottawa). His brother William SHEEN was also on this voyage.

Added by LeeAnn B on May 13, 2016 5:41 AM
Dona Donaldson
RE: George and Emma Minor
Thank you!!!
Added by Dona Donaldson on Apr 07, 2016 1:29 PM
Wes Keat
RE: Caroline Frances (nee Fletcher) DeLaSaux: Ferndale Cemetery
Hey! Yeah, I am still wandering such places on occasion but spending most of my free time over at On recent trips I made quick visits in Santa Rosa and Williams. I wandered a bit in Fortuna-Sunrise too. I'm back home now, for a couple months, and eyeing a trip down to El Centro where there are 180 photo requests backed-up. ['Might have to camp-out] I expect to be back in Humboldt for the summer. If there's something I can chase, please let me hear.
I hope all if well with you. Cheers! wk
Added by Wes Keat on Mar 30, 2016 10:58 AM
Loz Hennessy
RE: Caroline Frances (Fletcher) DeLaSaux
Hi Bridey,
Mary Ann Delasaux Davis' grave stone shows she was born in 1827, but I have found a baptism record for 21st Nov 1820 • Canterbury, Kent, England.
Added by Loz Hennessy on Mar 30, 2016 9:26 AM
Loz Hennessy
RE: Re: James DeLasaux: Two edits you sent to me
Hi Bridey,
Just as well your asked for proof.........I got his birth date wrong. It should be 16th Jan 1822.
I have sent you his obit from my family tree.
Added by Loz Hennessy on Mar 29, 2016 7:08 AM
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