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Rachel (#46937934)
 member for 8 years, 2 months, 15 days
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I am very appreciative of the folks who created and maintain Find-A-Grave. Initially, I was a little skeptical about submitting data to the memorials, however, through the years, I have become a huge fan. I want the data we are submitting to be freely available for genealogical research for years to come. The community of contributors I have communicated with has been cordial and helpful in almost every instance.

If you find any errors or question any information I am posting, please do not hesitate to bring it to my attention. We are all imperfect, however, I believe it is crucial the data we post is correct and includes sources whenever possible. Your assistance will be appreciated!

Because of my parents enthusiasm for local history and genealogy, I began helping them research our family tree. Even before I knew I loved genealogy, I was involved in it each weekend as we visited elderly relatives and stretched our young legs in cemeteries throughout Ohio. My father was one of the early presidents of the Pickaway County (Ohio) Historical Society in the 1970s and both of my parents were instrumental in getting the society's genealogical library up and running. My mother was Registrar of the Pickaway Plains DAR Chapter for many years. What a tremendous gift it was to share the search for our ancestors with them! I am forever grateful to them and my grandparents for preserving our family's history. Almost all of the photos I post are scans of properly identified photos that belonged to them.
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Kathy Hinty
Christian Dumm
Hi wondering if you can transfer 106120713 to me so I can add family etc. Thanks
Added by Kathy Hinty on Nov 13, 2015 1:46 PM
John Stires and Mary Rush Stires
Trying to figure out a bit of a family mystery. I'm reasonably sure that William Rush Stires was my 4th great-grandfather. Some sources have him listed as the child of John Stires and Mary Rush Stires. However, I see on this site, a son named Alexander is listed as being their only known child. Anyone have any information that may help me out? Thanks!
Added by RML on Nov 04, 2015 6:22 PM
Erik Andersen
RE: Newtown Village Cemetery
Based on the map of cemeteries, I would say yes. If there is somebody you want me to look for before you post them, let me know.
Added by Erik Andersen on Oct 17, 2015 10:28 AM
Parthenia Booth
thank you for sharing the info, it has been added to her memorial, if you would like me to add your name let me know, again thank you its so appreciated
Added by Coleman on Sep 20, 2015 2:18 AM
RE: Christina Harker Jones
You are very welcome! Glad to be able to update the Memorial for the family.
Added by Constable_Cascaden on Sep 04, 2015 12:34 AM
Bonnie Myers
Obit for Russell Balthaser
Obit has been added to memorial. Thanks for the addition. If you would llike I will transfer this memorial. Just let me know.
Added by Bonnie Myers on Jul 30, 2015 7:36 PM
Bob Saunders
RE: I have a question for you about Mt Zion Cemetery
I feel certain that you are correct about Mt Zion in Swan township. Since I messaged you i sent an edit and got the location of Hamden removed. I also added a new cemetery of Mount Zion Church Cemetery in Richland township with pictures and GPS cords.

Added by Bob Saunders on Jul 27, 2015 8:47 PM
Stewart J.A. Woolever Jr
Hi Cuz hope all is well

My Best Stew
Added by Stewart J.A. Woolever Jr on Jul 25, 2015 11:04 AM
Bob Saunders
I have a question for you about Mt Zion Cemetery
The photos you posted in 2013 on Mt Zion Cemetery refer to a Mt Zion Cemetery on Dunkle road near Creola in Vinton County.

The address for this one is listed as Hamden. There is a Mt Zion Church Cemetery about 9 miles from Hamden in Richland township on Mt. Zion road (County road 37).

There is also a Zion Cemetery in Clinton Township which I believe is the one you were referring to.

It looks like there are three Zions in Vinton County. I was wondering if two of them may have got mixed up?

I was in the Mt Zion Church near Hamden today and it is not the cemetery you have pictures shown of.

I believe That Mt Zion and Mt Zion Church Cemetery have been mixed up or combined into one.

Any Insights?

Added by Bob Saunders on Jul 23, 2015 1:53 PM
RE: Elizabeth Holl
Hi, I know you wrote this 2 years ago, but I don't work on this family a lot. Which Elizabeth Holl are you referring to? This is my husband's family. How are you related to Elizabeth?
Added by Milann on Jun 06, 2015 12:40 PM
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