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Cheri Branca (#47128185)
 member for 5 years, 8 months, 14 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.
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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Thank you!!
Thank you for helping me to locate additional information with regard to my ancestor!
Many thanks for the hard work that you do for others.
Added by Jenn on Jan 18, 2015 10:14 PM
Leroy Higley
Laulen Higley 141076457
Could you transfer this Higley to me. I would like to maintain her, and get her to her parents.
Father; Charles Higley (b) Sep 1825 (d) mother Eliza (North) Higley. Thanks
Leroy Higley
Added by Leroy Higley on Jan 13, 2015 4:22 AM
RE: Phoebe Porter Washburn
A sincere THANK YOU for sharing Phoebe's obit with me! I last visited the Washburn Cemetery in September, 2006 for a family event and managed to photograph all the burials while I was there. Getting obits to go along with these is just the icing on the cake!
Added by Lynnsdaughter on Jan 12, 2015 8:36 AM
Chris Paire
Manage Change

I would like to request a change in management to me:

Chris Paire (#48320917)

for my 2nd great grandmother

Emma S Gooding (1861 - 1893)
is your 2nd great grandmother
Isaac Poole Simmons (1890 - 1972)
son of Emma S Gooding
Cmdr. Glenn Edward Simmons USN (Ret) (1920 - 2013)
son of Isaac Poole Simmons
Cynthia Jean Simmons (1947 - )
daughter of Cmdr. Glenn Edward Simmons USN (Ret)
Chris Edward Paire
You are the son of Cynthia Jean Simmons
Added by Chris Paire on Jan 09, 2015 8:22 AM
ray mansfield
Willard Parker
Thank you for the transfer and again for your good work.
Added by ray mansfield on Jan 06, 2015 6:22 AM
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
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