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We live in Deerfield; Portage Co, Oh. We are retired and winter out of the area. Ron and I have wandered old cemeteries for years. Other Volunteers are finding ours out of our area THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS! Local Cemetery info below|
We are the chosen. In each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors. To put flesh on their bones and make them live again. To tell the story and to feel that somehow they know and approve. Doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before. We are the storytellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. 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 them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors, "You have a wonderful family; 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. I cannot say. It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who I am, and why I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying - I can't let this happen. The bones here are the bones of my bones, and the flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it.
It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today. It goes to respecting 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 deep pride that the fathers fought and some died to make and keep us a nation. It goes to a deep and immense undertanding that they were doing it for us. It is of equal pride and love that our mothers struggled to give us birth, without them we could not exist, and so we love each one, as far back as we can reach. That we might be born.
2014 ATWATER CEMETERY OHIO.........2014 I used 1931 Western Reserve Transcripts with 1993 Portage Co Historial Soc transcripts and SEXTON records transcribed plus the cemetery records thru 2014. If you think someone is buried there and there is not a memorial, the cemetery probably can't find it either. If you are a relative, call cemetery and ask to CHECK THE OWNERSHIP records. I entered all the tombstones thru 2014 and all the transcriptions which included sexton records w/o tombstones thru 1993.
2015 EDINBURG CEMETERY...I am using only the 1993 transcriptions from PCGenealogy Society.PCGS transcriptions are incorrect, but I waited for corrections 2 yrs;,I am proceeding. Rows did not go in order with so many broken stones missing. There are many broken stones left laying flat and over grown, most need dug up to photograph the remaining old section. I did not finish it. Pls Put in a photo request.
ROOTSTOWN HOMELAND cemetery 2015, THANK YOU SO MUCH TO LEROY KYLE who teamed up with me and we photographed the whole cemetery. He took over 600 pics and I put them up for him! Thanks to Ralph Green who helped put up memorials and checked errors with us adding military info.
SANDHILL HILLSIDE..started some work on this one 2015. Finished old section Sandhill ...Hillside is connected and many people have put memorials in wrong cem, and so there are dups. will try to finish Hillside 2016. I think Hillside is done, someone else finished taking all the pictures fall of 2015 Thanks! There are many broken stones in the old section Hillside, such a shame.
DEERFIELD (has many replacement stones not installed yet photos need taken later on them), Hartzell (finished), Mottown, etc 2016 project. Working on these using the 1993 PCHS transcriptions, and the township cemetery records. Updating, fag database to match or try to find ones they are missing. Note 1954-1958 cem records lost, so will have to try to find and record all tombstones but will be missing burials w/o tombstones or missing records. I did have access to the township records thru 2016.
Quaker Hill Cem, Sebring OH Mahoning Co
2016, used transcriptions, added ones found tombstones for, did not get an update from Caretaker. Call the Friends Church, leave a message to find info on other burials after transcriptions in 1984 Columbiana Co Gen Soc.
CHARLESTON, met the caretaker, he is going to try to update fag and do pics so will try to help him. If anyone wants to help with pics contact me I will put the two of you in touch with each other :)
If you don't see your loved ones memorial, pls call the cemetery, check Family Search Free on line for death/birth records; check for an obit or funeral home to verify where buried, the cemeteries lost many old records, so none of us are positive but maybe old records can be found we haven't found when doing the cemetery.
I will be happy to process any corrections Please if you suggest a correction send via the Suggest a Correction tab.
TRANSFERS If you would like to manage any of the memorials, just ask me I will transfer them to you. GO TO THE MEMORIAL, EDIT TAB UPPER RIGHT, AND UNDER SUGGESTION ASK FOR TRANSFER (please remember to INCLUDE your F A G ID or I won't be able to transfer); ALSO PLEASE INCLUDE HOW YOU ARE RELATED? i am not a collector of memorials.
I give explicit permission to copy and use any photos I have taken and posted on Find a Grave for your own genealogical purposes. No need to ask.
PICTURES: when we do a whole cemetery we don't have time to stop and clean every stone, so please PUT IN ANOTHER PHOTO REQUEST and hopefully a healthier volunteer will go out with shovel and dig and clean the buried ones up or retake some that will take time to really clean up. I would rather preserve some with pics than wait years and they are faded and can't read them at all.
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|Ralph Hammond-Green||Deerfield Cemetery|
Please see my virtual cemetery - this is what I'm working on to get fixed for you.
0 - Deerfield - needs removal
|Ralph Hammond-Green||RE: Deerfield: I don't now where they went|
Which ones are gone?
|Ralph Hammond-Green||Joseph Smith|
Find A Grave Memorial # 94695776
You should probably remove the flower so they don't get confused.
|Ralph Hammond-Green||RE: Deerfield - Pvt Joseph Smith|
Part of his SAC's were just accepted.
|Ralph Hammond-Green||RE: Deerfield|
There are no "Deal" burials in Deerfield.
I've started a virtual cemetery of the memorials in Deerfield which need to be deleted. I have the Dean & Decker's but forget the 3rd family name.
|Tom Perdiew||RE: Louis Ruggerio|
Yes. This is the only marker at the site. This site has been completed and there is another active site within Spring Grove. The grave number is how they code each person. I was told by the cemetery that there are small container with ashes for each of the individuals located here.
|Ralph Hammond-Green||Find A Grave Memorial # 40529288|
William B Deal
There are 3 Deal burials listed in Deerfield which also need to be deleted. You should remove your "picture of a plot" from them to avoid any confusion.
Again, there is a memorial for them in Oak Grove in Delaware.
Thank you for tracking my ancestor and taking a photo of her grave marker. She is in a different cemetery from the rest of the Carlton's. I appreciate your help.
|Ralph Hammond-Green||RE: Deerfield Cemetery - wrong graves|
I just checked. You must have removed them all as there are now no pictures for "Nonames" memorials for Dean & Decker (don't remember the 3rd family name just now so didn't check them).
Will revisit them in a couple of weeks when the 30 days is up.
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