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Cheri Branca (#47128185)
 member for 7 years, 5 months, 13 days
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Bio Photo I've been doing genealogy since 1988. I love walking through cemeteries, imagining the lives of the people I pass.
Most of the pages I post are for people to whom I am not related. (the ones I am connected to usually have a photo of the person added). These "extra" people are ones from local (and not so local) cemeteries that my husband & I photograph their stones and I enter them on FAG, trying to link as many as I can so the families are brought back together after all this time. I do lots of research to accomplish this and I hope I add correct information. I love to connect these people and I'm always thrilled when something comes together, either through the census, obits, marriage records, a family genealogy, Rootsweb entries, or even "social" news in an old newspaper. I hope I find "homes" with descendants for all these people. Please ask for a transfer if you are related.
If you find someone you are related to and would like to take over their page, please request a transfer through the EDIT option, on the particular individual's page. Select "Suggest" and type in your request, which will then send me an email that will be linked to the person.
as an added comment--I always try to guessimate a person's birth year, based on age at death, so it obviously is not always correct. I just feel that a person searching for an ancestor will be less confused with an estimated birth year, rather than having to paw through other entries with no year listed at all.
[I was given/manage over 600 pages that I did not originate. If you subtract the two numbers above you will realize that the number of pages I have transferred would need 600+ at this point, over 1200 have been given to descendants]
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Ellen Herrmann
Memorial for our Uncle Herb
Hi Cheri,

Thanks so much for initiating his memorial page and transferring it to my care. We haven't been back to New York in over 15 years and we finally saved up enough to buy a used motorhome, with plans to make a trip summer of '17. We are older now and so are our two rescue pups who I promised myself would never see the inside of a cage again, thus the need for the motorhome. Uncle Herb was on my list and while we'll still visit his grave you have already provided a very nice photo for me.
Our Uncle was a very wonderful man, who personally cared for Aunt Mary until the very end of her life.
He was my husband's "double Uncle" Herbert Herrmann, brother of my Father-in-law was married to Mary Katherine Flagler, sister of my Mother-in-law. Until we retired to Florida we were very close and it breaks my heart that we weren't there to spend time with them for such a long time.
My husband likes Florida, no he loves Florida, but I'd give almost anything to come home. Everyone but two of my husband's sisters who live across state here, still live back home.
Thanks again for being so nice and for all you do on Find A Grave.
Best Wishes Always,
Added by Ellen Herrmann on Oct 22, 2016 8:03 PM
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Irene Mary Siwicki Lozier
Hi, and thank you so much for the headstone photo!
Added by yrag reltub on Oct 21, 2016 3:01 PM
Fannie Paige
Thank you for the transfer Cheri. Best wishes.
Added by Lamplighter on Oct 21, 2016 10:09 AM
Transfer Request
Cheri, You are welcome to transfer (Harriett) Ella "Fannie" Brooks Paige # 153413245 to me if you like. She is not a close relative - 3rd cousin 4x removed - but I'd be happy to manage her and anyone else in the Brooks family. Thanks.
Added by Lamplighter on Oct 20, 2016 9:44 AM
Thank you for the transfer, it is appreciated.
Added by nmbo on Sep 24, 2016 10:20 PM
Ron Hanley
Hi Cheri, Thank you for catching this error I posted. I have corrected it according to the 1900 census give date. Many thanks! Ron
Added by Ron Hanley on Sep 21, 2016 9:54 AM

Thank you for the transfer!
Added by AW on Sep 18, 2016 11:35 AM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
Lucinda Trask
Dear Cheri, How wonderful of you to add the new obituary and grave stone belonging to Lucinda. We struggled to put the pieces together––you confirmed what we suspected but could not prove, that even though Lucinda had a burial site at Greenwood in Petoskey, that she was actually buried elsewhere. We plan to use this information to round out the memorial for her brother, Lambert, and nephew Homer Trask, and future generations of those related to Homer and his wife, Jean Hastings Trask. We are so delighted with this little gem you have provided. The Hasting and Trask families were such a big part of Petoskey's early history, as was their hotels on Crooked Lake: The Hastings Hotel and the Conway Inn (This Ole House–today known as the Inland House Condominium Association. Thanks again! Punky
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Aug 31, 2016 10:52 PM
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Hi, Thelma is a relative of mine if you'd like to transfer this.
Thank you,
Added by TaliasBa on Aug 30, 2016 1:55 PM
Diana Coughlin
James Byron North
Hi Cheri,
James Byron North did have another brother named Elisha as mentioned in his obituary. I have been researching my family history (North.) How do I go about getting it added his page?
Thank you!
Added by Diana Coughlin on Aug 30, 2016 1:02 PM
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