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A Family Who Loves Genealogy (#47178231)
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I started this journey trying to find my roots and discover my lines. I was involved in an accident that caused me to be paralyzed. I went in for a hysterectomy and the epidural needle used for anesthesia cut the nerves to my right leg! I went from traveling a week every month running nonstop seeing new sights to staying home traversing with a walker! I had to find a hobby since I no longer could drive long distances and adventure as I once did. For two years I cried wondering, "Why Me?". Of all the people I knew, I was the one person who could not sit still for two seconds...always on the go was I. One day as I was lamenting my lot, I looked up at a photo of my great grandmother Elizabeth Barrow Wylde on my wall. It looked a little dusty. I grabbed the walker, found a dust cloth, and started dusting. On the back was a very old penned family tree. It piqued my interest. It started my new found love of genealogy.

Once I started, several family members have jumped in to help with this discovery. We have family members well into their 90s joining this search, relating their stories and encouraging the college aged children to help the quest. This is a family account.

There is much excitement in trying to put the pieces together to form this wonderful puzzle called FAMILY. Thanks to all of you for helping me in my efforts. I truly DO appreciate each and every one of you! This genealogical community is a family as well...

Recently I have learned how to do links... I decided to add links to my parents and brother who died. I was blessed with a wonderful mother and father who taught us to serve others. They instilled in each of us that desire to be helpful. They taught us to be kind to others. They wanted each of us to care for our fellow man. Elizabeth Barrow Haring was my wonderful Mother, and my father was John Albert Nurmi. My dear brother who died OH so early was Lawrence Albert Nurmi ...

Here is a Dear Dear friend of mine who died when she was 11 years old. Virginia Lee McLeod. She went away for a 4th of July weekend on the West Coast of Florida only to contract encephalitis.

HUGS Of appreciation sent your way for remembering them!

If you want a transfer of any family member I would be happy to transfer that memorial your way. I do not go by the four generation rule! Family is matter if it is 50 years or 500 years old! A direct line does not matter. Cousins and Uncles and Aunts have always played a large role in any family.

I will transfer memorials to you if you are helping someone else with their family tree...many are not computer wizards and need our help. I often will link together family members and help those related set up findagrave accounts. The entire reason we are here is to help others. I am a true believer in service.

If I can help anyone with your family tree, I am more than happy to help you do the search! I am a member of and have honed a skill when searching for relatives. There are stories to be told, experiences to be shared, and family roots to be discovered! I would be thrilled to search for documents pertaining to your family!

There is GREAT joy and satisfication when serving others. Many times we find ourselves when we are in the midst of serving others! My mother always was a proponent of the concept that idle hands get into I work work work...wink!

Though life is evanescent and soon passes, our thoughts and memories are locked in our mind forever. Remember those who have gone before us.

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Celeste Simmons
Hi, I just wanted to let you know that I made the corrections you requested. Have a wonderful weekend!
Added by Celeste Simmons on Mar 27, 2015 8:57 AM
Katie Viteritto
RE: Cheery Hello sent your way!
Her actual date of death is July 3 2009. Her ashes haven't been placed yet but they will be placed with her son at that gravesite once her husband (Doug) passes. He currently has them.
Added by Katie Viteritto on Mar 24, 2015 4:33 PM
squadron a association
Rev . Ward
It's Great

Added by squadron a association on Mar 18, 2015 8:07 AM
John Niederstein
Sorry it has been taken so long to follow up. I am working on updating all the edits I have received. John Niederstein is my 2nd cousin 3x removed. Love to hear from family. If you are related write me @ :)
Added by Christina on Mar 12, 2015 12:51 PM
Don Blauvelt
Glode update
Done with revised 1st paragragh
Added by Don Blauvelt on Mar 09, 2015 3:02 PM
Marie Bonafonte
Isaac Requa
I added about him being twin to Jacob. And also corrected Maria's to 1767. I also corrected Maria on Susan's memorial. However, I can't correct Nathaniel since I already transferred his memorial to you.
Added by Marie Bonafonte on Mar 08, 2015 6:56 PM
Don Blauvelt
Glode Requa
Do you have a corresponding printed gravestone inscription. I interpreted the last digit of his death year as an 8, and his age year at death as 83. On its face, he was b. in 1794, not 1790.
Added by Don Blauvelt on Mar 08, 2015 6:52 PM
Don Blauvelt
John Requa
Done, linked and inscription inserted
Added by Don Blauvelt on Mar 08, 2015 6:25 PM
Marie Bonafonte
Isaac and Nathaniel Requa
Your requests have been completed.
Added by Marie Bonafonte on Mar 08, 2015 6:21 PM
Marie Bonafonte
Susan A Requa Leggett
Your request has been completed.
Added by Marie Bonafonte on Mar 08, 2015 6:13 PM
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