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Nena Smothers (#46780596)
 member for 9 years, 11 months, 5 days
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Bio Photo I research many family lines>>
Smothers, Smethers, Smathers, SMEATHERS, Smither, Smithers, Smythers, Smitheys, Smiddys, GRASS, Longmire, STATLER, Beall/Bell, BERRY, Gentry, ASHBY, Stribling, Taliaferro, Youngman, Harris, Netherland, Lee, FOSTER, Greathouse, Showalter, Bowlus, RAMSEY, Strange, Ash, France, MILLER, HINCH, Hinsch, Hinchey, KELLY/Kelley, Butler, Clark, Dufner, May, Upton, Taylor, Day, Dowlearn, Upchurch, Turk, Reid, McElroy, Faught, Richardson, Schafer, Weymouth to list a few.
They come from Pa to NC/TN, from KY to TX.
Willing to take those of my family lines, extended families & those in our Smothers Tribe DNA project to manage when I run across them. I live in NE WA and glad to submit various family memorials as the information & gravestone information is gathered & given to me. I gladly help anyone I can. It is my passion as a genial genealogist to assist others as much as possible.

...I like this I saw on a gal's page recently, "Let's make it a goal to add as much information, as we can possibly document, to these memorials."

Had to snag this from a gal's site.."I enjoy reading contributors Bio's but it's called that for a reason but Not, to use the space to reiterate F-A-G guidelines by a contributor who feels the need to preach to others about how they should make their memorials. Believing we are all adults & know the guidelines most all do act accordingly & do not need to be preached at."

New! snagged this on member's site which I agree with 100%, "Any and all info or pics I have uploaded are meant for SHARING! Family memories were meant to be passed on. I just don't understand anyone that thinks different, if you don't want to share, than DON'T put them on a public site!"
One good note I want to post-From FAG: Death certificates may be added via the "Add a photo" button on the memorial page. [that should end that discussion]I like DC for their info not always totally correct but most of the time very informative good info and helps as guides especially if someone died young, why, I feel that is important to visitors and family, esp if it is some inherited issue family needs to know.
There is a dna test out now called 23and me that also helps families know of inherited issues esp any fatal ones passed from generations.

I admin our Smothers Tribe DNA project 2002-2015 as well as admin at least 50+ rootsweb & ancestry mail lists & boards to help others. I live on a ranch, am happily retired and besides a heartfelt Passion for Genealogy; am blessed with my beloved family of children, grandchildren, cousins, friends, critters and esp my sweet little deer herd I've made great friends with over the years. I immensely enjoy working with F-A-G and members in helping folks connect with their ancestors. Am happy to make links, corrections & transfers. I am especially appreciative of our gravestone photographers and are owed big Cudos!!
Many kind thanks to all who leave flowers on any of our ancestor memorials!~Happy Trails!

Here are tidbits:JFYI
finding Gravestones without a dob>
when you don't have a dob and only dod & yr, mo, dy-here's a formula to figure out the dob
example: person died May 6 1889 age 71yr 7mo 9dy
1. write year, month day >18890506
2. subtract age at death >> 710709
3. gets this sum >>>>> 18179797
4. subtract 8870 >>>>>> 1817/09/27
= Sept 27 1817
here is another way to do it if the above gets you too frustrated/:-)
freebie calculator someone sent me.

If you wonder when census are done go here

Here is a link to a You Tube video about reading unreadable tombstones. Very interesting technique.

this one might be very helpful for photographers

LDS site has added millions of new records; checking it probably will find a DC for that individual with most all info one needs for any missing dob/dod's.
LDS research site/new

When giving your Member # to someone be sure to give them your whole link in your browser, otherwise they end up at a dec'd person's memorial; this separates being a member in F-A-G vs being a dec'd person with a memorial where you only need their member # to find them, can't find a F-A-G member though using this method, trust me I've done it, and end up at an unknown person.

"The Dash" is based on that little line on a tombstone, between the dates of birth and death. Ultimately, that dash is a symbol which represents every day they've spent alive on earth. Therefore, how you spend your "dash" is all that really matters. These memorials we do for folks hopefully give a glimpse into their lives of that DASH!

FLASH!!update/after years of research I personally believe WE have finally found our 4x grandad burial site, Capt William Smeathers
Find A Grave Memorial #113766278
more to come on this great discovery!

More later~~Happy Trails >>>>
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G Brown
RE: Winkler
You are welcome. Glad I could help!
Added by G Brown on Jan 24, 2015 10:26 AM
Ed Hightower
RE: Bynum
I have not researched the Bynum family but my guess would be yes. This is clearly a family plot and based on the ages of those buried there the group seems to be parents and their children.
Added by Ed Hightower on Jan 20, 2015 2:39 PM
Richard Young
RE: McDaniel
I added a picture looking south showing his plot. I also have pictures looking north, east, and west, if you would like me to send them to you. If you would, just drop me a note at

Added by Richard Young on Jan 14, 2015 9:00 AM
Bill E. Doman
Thanks Nena for accepting the transfer. Good night.
Added by Bill E. Doman on Jan 10, 2015 11:23 PM
RE: Emrich
You are very welcome.
Added by honeybee on Jan 09, 2015 9:51 PM
RE: John Berry Cemetery vs Berry Spring Cem
Nena, thank you for contacting me. I have not had time for research during the last year and have not kept up with findagrave. I don't know how I posted two different cemeteries and I am very tired this evening but find your information so interesting. I had hoped, years ago, to connect my mother's Berry family to your Berrys.
I will delete the John Berry cemetery and will be happy to transfer your family to you. Over the years, I have seen your posts and appreciate your work. I consider Texas as being home, having lived there 20 years and am proud that you have that family heritage.
Added by margaret on Jan 07, 2015 8:46 PM
John Christeson
Patrick Berry
I'll check out Berry Cemetery again, although I photographed it once several years ago.

Added by John Christeson on Jan 07, 2015 4:59 AM
Nancy Hutzler
Elizabeth Scroggin
There were lots of blank spaces scattered around the Scroggiin graves. We did note that the blank spaces are small concrete rectangle markers with numbers on them. They look fairly new so I will try and find out if there us an available map of the cemetery. The city owns the cemetery so I will call them today and see what I can find out. We are in the Dhanis area fairly often since my husband's family is scattered in Medina County so I can go back and take a video of the grave site of Scroggins for you. I will be in touch. Nancy
Added by Nancy Hutzler on Jan 07, 2015 4:20 AM
James Blodgett
RE: Hulett
You are very welcome!
Added by James Blodgett on Jan 06, 2015 9:01 PM
Linda Claxton
Betty Ram
Hi- I added a little more info to her bio for you. Unfortunately there aren't many photo volunteers in that area so it may be awhile before a photo is posted. Marilyn (#47077044)does a lot of photos from the area - maybe she can help connecting some of the dots for you.

Added by Linda Claxton on Jan 01, 2015 1:59 PM
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