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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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Mary Stewart
Rykers & Wiltsies

Just me again ... FYI ... John & Gerrtie (Wiltsie) Ryker are my Great x6 grandparents. Gerrtie's brother Hendrick Teunise Wiltsie & his wife Pieternella Van de Boogh are my Great x7 grandparents!! Fun, huh?
Added by Mary Stewart on Oct 21, 2014 9:59 PM
Mary Stewart
Ryker links

Hi!! Thank you so much for Gerardus' parents' links!!!
Bless you for all your good works!!
Added by Mary Stewart on Oct 21, 2014 9:47 PM
Anne Rupert
RE: Thanks for the heads up...
Your welcome and keep up the good work!
Added by Anne Rupert on Oct 17, 2014 4:05 PM
Anne Rupert
Dr George Albright 46932078
The 1870 census record Columbiana Co has been posted twice to this memorial. I know this happens often if you hit the submit twice. Do hope one can be removed. Thank you for posting the data - great help.
Added by Anne Rupert on Oct 17, 2014 4:04 AM
Rich H.
Can you email me?
Added by Rich H. on Oct 13, 2014 4:01 PM
Tammy Shoemaker
Thank you
For the wonderful message you left on my daddy's page, that was so nice.

Added by Tammy Shoemaker on Oct 03, 2014 6:51 PM
Richard Blauvelt
Hello, I just transferred this memorial to you, per your request. --Julie
Added by earthandsky1 on Sep 26, 2014 1:37 PM
Joseph Townsley
How to read the paper
While researching my wife's family I came across your Find A Grave for James Whitelaw, Memorial# 121725062, and saw the news paper clipping. I was wondering if there is a good way to read the paper or if not how I might get a higher resolution photo so it can be expanded. Thanks for sharing and all you've done to help the rest of us beginners.

Regards, Joe Townsley
Added by Joseph Townsley on Sep 24, 2014 10:39 AM
Floral Designer
My Mom's Memorial
That phot was done by a member here , in mom's bio, I thanked him, Jim, he has done a few for people here , He did dad too
He will make you one also, Loves doing it, I'm still learning computer stuff as a senior , teaching myself, lol
Added by Floral Designer on Sep 20, 2014 12:05 PM
Floral Designer
RE: Cheery hello sent your way...
No, and the obit had the same as mine so it will be listed per the obit
Added by Floral Designer on Sep 19, 2014 9:18 AM
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