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Cheri Branca (#47128185)
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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" for all these people, including all the little children who seem to get lost as they had no descendants.
My husband & I took almost 10,000 photos of headstones and monuments in Woodlawn Cemetery in Canandaigua this year (2014). I've spent months researching most of the people there, hopefully helping to get all the families linked back together and many maiden names discovered (and then more links made.) Sherry Hodges, Ruth Wicks & Charles Oughterson generated most of the pages for these people--what a great job!

**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.**
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Tina Adams
Abram Pearce
Thanks so much Cheri for your time and efforts.

Merry Christmas!
Added by Tina Adams on Dec 22, 2014 7:29 PM
Ron Hanley
Thanks Cheri, much appreciated !
Added by Ron Hanley on Dec 22, 2014 12:54 PM
RE: Re: Edward Dunham---Mt. Hope Cemetery
Thank you for your generous offer, but not necessary....wonder what the source was for the burial location? Maybe I will contact originator of memorial. Thank you so much!
Added by ca on Dec 18, 2014 2:13 PM
Anna Decker
Hello: Thank you for the transfer of Anna Decker. I will take good care of her. Enjoy the upcoming holidays...
Added by Chris on Dec 07, 2014 7:36 AM
Harris Family
Thanks Cheri for the added info on the Harris family.

Added by Steve on Nov 28, 2014 8:40 AM
Richard Carpenter headstone
Thank you for posting the lovely picture of his headstone. I appreciate it so much. Anita
Added by as on Nov 19, 2014 3:51 PM
Sheila Acker Dryer
Thank you for transferring our ancestors. I certainly appreciate your time and research in creating their files. Your efforts have made it so much easier for those of us researching our families from a distance!
Added by Sheila Acker Dryer on Nov 18, 2014 7:21 PM
Benjamin Payne
Thank you for transferring Benjamin Payne's grave so quickly. I added some limited information that I received from the Ontario County, New York
Added by RelativelySpeaking on Nov 05, 2014 8:09 PM
Thomas Barnes
Frank Norton Barnes
Cheri, Where did you find the Obit Material about his passing?
Added by Thomas Barnes on Nov 05, 2014 1:48 AM
Thomas Barnes
Hendrick H. Barnes and Frank N. Barnes
Thank You so much for finding my Ancestors Frank Norton Barnes and Hendrick H. Barnes in Mendon Cemetery.

I have had no info to go on about them or where they were buried because Lena Barnes Kier is buried in Penfield Cemetery even my Dad did not know.

If possible please transfer those both to my account or what do i have to do to request this? just helped me immensely on my Family Tree!!!

Thomas J. Barnes
Added by Thomas Barnes on Nov 05, 2014 1:46 AM
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