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Susan Bowman (#47065755)
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Beatitudes of a Family Genealogist

Blessed are the great-grandmothers, who hoarded newspaper clippings and old letters, For they tell the story of their time.

Blessed are all grandfathers who filed every legal document, For this provides proof.

Blessed are grandmothers who preserved family Bibles and diaries, For this is our heritage.

Blessed are fathers who elect officials that answer letters of inquiry, For--some--they are the only link to the past.

Blessed are mothers who relate family traditions and legends to the family, For one of her children will surely remember.

Blessed are the relatives who fill in family sheets with extra data, For them we owe the family history.

Blessed is any family whose members strive for the preservation of records, For theirs is a labour of love.

Blessed are the children who will never say, "Grandma, you have told that old story twice today."

Source: Prairieland Pioneer, Prairieland Genealogical Society, Southwest Historical Center Room 141, Southwest State Univ. Marshall, MN 56258 Summer 1995 Edition; St Louis Genealogy Society; SWNGS Ancestors Unlimited; Duluth Gen. Soc. Branching Out; Ottertail County Gen. Soc.

I have a hope beyond the grave that someone on earth might remember me.
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Carl Catherman
Sarah Stevens
Thank you very much for editing her memorial.
Added by Carl Catherman on Sep 15, 2015 1:15 PM
RE: crampton and botts
Thank you so much for your work. That straightens out some confusion for me. Again, thank you.
Added by Kittie on Aug 25, 2015 6:20 PM
RE: Outcalt
Thanks Susan!! Much appreciated...Andy
Added by aoutcalt on Aug 25, 2015 5:36 AM
Memorial # 61877427
If Mary Botts was the spouse of Thomas Crampton, Jr., shouldn't she be listed as Bary Botts Crampton instead of Mary Crampton Botts?
Added by Kittie on Aug 24, 2015 9:10 PM
RE: Dolores Adams Hoover
So sorry I made this complicated. It's a talent I have and it drives me batty. On one memorial you added to last names for Dolores Adams Hoover, in the other one you have adams as the maiden names, which I think is correct. Same with hazel adams beach. On one she has two last names, the other Adams is the maiden name. The ones with Adams as maiden names both have photos and I believe are correct. Hope that makes sense. It barely does to me
Added by Jax on Aug 12, 2015 5:37 PM
Char Wirfs
Issac King....Thank you!
Wow, that was fast! Thank you very much.
Added by Char Wirfs on Jul 23, 2015 10:23 AM
Char Wirfs
Isaac King Memorial
Hi Susan, Thank you for all the work you have done. This morning I added my first memorial to the site. I would like you to transfer the Isaac King Memorial #63270127 to me. This is my first request to transfer a memorial. Please advise me how it is done. Thank you for considering my request. Charlotte Price Wirfs.
Added by Char Wirfs on Jul 23, 2015 9:09 AM
RE: guthrie
Thank you so much. I appreciate all the work you have done.
Added by Chris on Jul 21, 2015 10:24 AM
Dorothy Holly Connerly
Can you please correct the date of my mother's death. She passed on December 4, 2013. Thank you.
Added by Anonymous on Jun 30, 2015 12:28 PM
Janet Burnett
David Gregory
Hi, just located this post about David Gregory on Find a Grave. I am a direct descendant of David and Elizabeth Van Bebber Gregory. My father was Ralph Gregory, son of Arthur Gregory, son of William H Gregory, son of William M Gregory, son of David Gregory! How are you connected to this line? Happy Searching.
Added by Janet Burnett on Jun 22, 2015 3:22 PM
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