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Chris P G (#47054932)
 member for 7 years, 4 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo 08-09: At the same time my adult children left home, I lost my parents within 11 months of each other. Upon going through their belongings, the family found a treasure trove of old, old photos, some identified and others not. That single experience led me on my quest to find my family's story. I travel a great deal to ancestral "homes" and get photos of stones in various cemeteries across the states. I have them on my computer and hope that if anyone else is looking for a name/date/cemetery/, sharing my found information may be of some assistance as they look for the details of their personal story. My nest is emptied, my parents gone and my life has been revived by my passion for genealogy. Carpe Diem!
2010: Please let me know if you want ownership of my non family members. I would be happy to transfer these to you.
2011: Looking for Pennsylvania/MA/VT/RI/NY family names of Parkin, Stafford, Skiff, Brooks, Smith, Parker, Howe, Gore, Hicks, Mathewson, May, Ballou, Williams, Lanning, Barger and more.
2012: My searches have pretty much ended for now regarding my own family members. Please let me know if you want me to transfer any family members to your site.
2014: We have created a Face Book page to link all living Skiff members together again. Half of that family migrated west to mine and survey newly developing lands in the late 1800s. We also have a page for Parkin or Scott from Lewiston, Maine and Cannelton, Indiana, miners and mill workers. And one more page for Laning/Barger/Blower family members from Pennsylvania, New York, Wales, Palentine Germans, etc. and would love to find those family members who migrated west in the early 1900s. Please leave me a message on this site and I will contact you. Excited for the future of our ancestors on both Facebook and Find A Grave.
2015: I am thrilled that Ancestry.com has included FIND A GRAVE. I continue to edit photo entries as requests come in by email. I apologize that I am just seeing the edit tab on my home page. I will respond to those requests today. This year I have started working on my husband's family as well as several of my high school classmates' trees. Next year will be more of the same. Chris PG
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priscilla ross-fox
Your bio
Chris, I love your bio and the way you became interested in searching family is very similar to my beginning. I had things here such as an old family tree but then I found some stuff in my Mom's belongings and I was off and running.
I believe a few items have been sold by an untrustworthy soon to be ex-husband but I can't prove it and I should have known better.
My 1st ex did the same thing only he threw things out. Neither one had any interest in family research.
I am such a screw up when it comes to husband material! LOL
Added by priscilla ross-fox on Feb 09, 2016 1:59 PM
priscilla ross-fox
Sanford burial
http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSln=Sanford&GSiman=1&GScid=2195763&GRid=31657112&
The photo on this memorial appears to be that of his wife. I'm so tired at the moment and have at least a dozen pages open.
Added by priscilla ross-fox on Feb 09, 2016 1:34 PM
Paul Huntress
Foss photos at Pine Grove Cemetery
Hello Chris,
I thought you would like to know that today I found your photos of the Foss family at Pine Grove Cemetery, Barrington and have been able to use your information to add to my family tree.
Thank you,
Paul Huntress
Auburn, WA
Added by Paul Huntress on Dec 27, 2015 1:07 PM
L Tun
Vermont Thayer's
Hello Chris,
Great job with the photos.

I would be interested in managing the following two memorials...

Margaret I. Thayer (# 38750146) and Everett E Thayer (# 38749783)

if you would consider transferring them to me.

I am a relation.

Thank You.
Added by L Tun on Oct 29, 2015 3:44 PM
Donald Schmelzer
Sylvester Smith Gravestone
Are you a relative to Sylvester Smith? Memorial # 35522830 in Loomis Cemetery, Crawford County, PA.
I have his death certificate which indicates he died in Bloomfield, Crawford county. If you are a relative maybe you can help me put other members of the Smith family together.

Thank you
Added by Donald Schmelzer on Sep 07, 2015 5:42 PM
Sandra Ritch
ESTABROOK GRAVE
hi I just filled in info for Charles Estabrook.His wife is also buried in this tomb, located in Christ Church in Guilford, Vt I did not know where to write the info.. Her name waS ANGELINE ALDRICH. b. 20 Dec 1834 Windham Vt. d. 22 Apr 1914 Brocton Ma. at 79yrs old. Their dau was EFFIE G. and she married Jesse Squire.
CHARLES parents were JEBADIAH ESTABROOK b. 1784 Dummerston, Vt his mother was PERIS CUTTER b. 1787 Dummerston, Vt. Hoping you can help me. Thanks for doing this important work. when you come across a family pic. with the info. its like finding a royal treasure. Sandra ritch


Added by Sandra Ritch on Apr 27, 2015 5:19 PM
Bob Rohwedder
RE: W.A. Skiff
No, I am not a relative. Just posting memorials
so you can find relatives.

Bob
Added by Bob Rohwedder on Apr 08, 2014 9:03 PM
Sherman-Thomas
RE: Mary Karner Hare
Mary Karner Hare is as far back as I currently go. Her possible parents are Nicholas Karner and Mary Welch. I still need to do research on this side of my family. Sorry I can't help you more.
Added by Sherman-Thomas on Apr 02, 2014 8:48 AM
Jeff Sengstack
Cook transfers
Hi Chris,
Thank you for making the two Cook transfers. I have updated both memorials.
Jeff
Added by Jeff Sengstack on Feb 11, 2014 11:33 PM
Rosemary Merriam
Betsey Hicks
You have a picture posted on Find A Grave of the headstone of Betsey Hicks. Her maiden name is Brewer and is an ancestor of mine.

I would like to make a copy of your picture if this is okay with you.
Added by Rosemary Merriam on Jul 09, 2013 9:12 AM
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