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Allen Monasmith (#46880788)
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Bio Photo Retired mechanical engineer with an interest in genealogy since 1976, and a home computer since 1986.

My sister first got me interested in our family history when she copied some old photos and sent them out to the family as part of her "1776 Bicentennial celebration". After years of research, we haven't found any ancestors who were rich or famous, but the real story we uncovered is better than anything we could have made up.

I'm interested in:
Beaver, Billman, Bower, Curran, Darlington, Dugger, Loy, Lupfer, McClure, McCormick, Monasmith, Pflanz, Pollard and Schlott. Spellings vary.

Monasmith is of German origin, and many Manneschmidt households can be found today in the German state of Hessen. In America, the name has been re-spelled as Mahnenschmidt, Monasmith, Monesmith, Monismith, Monosmith and several other variations. Although not gifted in spelling, we are all cousins. We are all descended from Christian Mahnenschmidt (1680-1746), who immigrated to Pennsylvania in 1719.

I have been working on the families of Perry County, and Cumberland County, Pennsylvania for several years now. As a result, I have registered several hundred graves there that are not related to my families, and I would be happy to transfer to any relative. Note: Prior to 1820, Perry County was part of Cumberland County.

I'm also working on memorials for the alumni of Frankfurt American High School, and for the Class of 1961 of Wichita High School North. Old friends are not forgotten.

On memorials, I like to see photos of the person taken when they were young, as well as later in life.

Then we need one close-up photo of the grave marker, and a wide-angle shot to show the whole monument or adjacent graves.

For the genealogists, I like to add scans of the public documents that chronicle the events of the person's life: Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Death Certificate, Census Records, etc. A $5 donation will increase the photo limit to accommodate this trove of original source materials.

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RE: David and Barbara Billman
You're very welcome, Allen. I was glad to help.

Added by ILeighty on Oct 24, 2016 2:01 AM
RE: Joshua and Mary McClure
Sure thing. This is a hard stone to photograph because of the reflection and the subtle gray. I went out a few times till I got one that looked better than the first one I put on.
Added by Sherry on Sep 20, 2016 2:17 PM
RE: James and Nora McClure
I'm glad to help! All the best to you.
Added by SheWolf on Sep 20, 2016 1:30 PM
Mark Richardson
RE: Myrna Kay Bell Ruzika
I will contact Valley Memorial Park and inquire about their rule. There are requests for 32 photos from there which I could easily accomplish in one day. I will post what I learn. Some cemeteries have traffic problems because celebrities are buried there, but that is not the case at Valley Memorial Park...
Added by Mark Richardson on Aug 31, 2016 8:04 AM
Jennifer Harris
RE: Anna Rebecca Cunningham Dromgold
You are welcome.
Added by Jennifer Harris on Aug 29, 2016 6:11 PM
Carol & Pete
RE: Mary and Blair Monasmith
You're very welcome!
Added by Carol & Pete on Aug 29, 2016 4:20 AM
Dee Green
RE: MAJ Mark Napoleon Figuerres Guiang

So sorry for the loss of your friend. I'm happy to be able to help "put the pieces" together.

Added by Dee Green on Jul 23, 2016 3:20 PM
Jack Delamain
We now have a photo of his headstone!
Added by ShaRon on Jul 05, 2016 12:35 PM
Margaret Leslie Clark Prahl
Thank you so much for adding the nice pictures of my sister Margaret on her Find A Grave memorial. I realize you added them months ago, and I meant to thank you many times. Linda
Added by LC on Jul 03, 2016 5:43 PM
Claire Donahoe
Hey Allen, I got your message. I guess the unknown burial and the one I made for Claire were merged? I moved the headstone photo to the second spot, and transferred her to you. Have a good day! :)
Added by andrea on Jun 27, 2016 7:22 PM
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