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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 I am NOT related to. (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.
**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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"Dear Ancestor
Your tombstone stands among the rest;
Neglected and alone.
The name and the date are chiseled out
On polished, marbled stone.
It reaches out to all who care,
It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist
You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you
In flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our blood contracts and beats a pulse
Entirely not our own.

Dear Ancestor, the place you filled
One hundred years ago
Spreads out among the ones you left
Who would have loved you so.
I wonder if you lived and loved,
I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot,
And come to visit you."
written in 1906 by Walter Butler Palmer (1868-1932)
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Mayflower Pilgrim 332
Harriet Amelia Howey Brunson
Thanks so much for the transfer of the above site.
Harriet was a sister of Edward Brunson's second wife and thanks for creating this site in the first place. Richard
Added by Mayflower Pilgrim 332 on Aug 07, 2014 5:24 PM
Jayson1962
Iva B. Outhouse
Hi Cheri, thanks so much for posting the story of Iva. Would you mind if I use the images for my tree? I won't request to maintain the post. She is a very distant cousin and perhaps there are closer relatives who might one day request that. Thanks!
Added by Jayson1962 on Aug 03, 2014 5:26 AM
KStar
Adding photo to Eliza Pitkin Steele
Hi Cheri.

Your pictures are wonderful! Quick question. You posted a headstone photo for Eliza Pitkin Steele on her son Edward Steele's page. Could you also post it on her individual memorial? These are at the East Bloomfield Cemetery.

Edward Steele Find A Grave Memorial# 108342707
Eliza Pitkin Steele Find A Grave Memorial# 86418381

Thanks!

Kirsten
Added by KStar on Aug 02, 2014 6:46 PM
Carol Kraemer
ra Daugherty Boussett
Cora Boussett is my cousin. I would be proud to own her memorial. Thank you so much. Carol #47427929
Added by Carol Kraemer on Aug 01, 2014 9:45 PM
Carol Kraemer
William Daugherty
William Daugherty #91742961 is my cousin. I would be proud to own his memorial. Thank you so much. Carol #47427929
Added by Carol Kraemer on Aug 01, 2014 9:28 PM
Carol Kraemer
Meck F. Daugherty
Meck F. Daugherty #91743200 is my cousin. I would be proud to own his memorial. Thank you so much. Carol #47427929
Added by Carol Kraemer on Aug 01, 2014 9:24 PM
donald murrell
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ester 107821657 Please add 133230211 as her mother. I am trying to unite the Page and Stiles families Thank you so much.
don
Added by donald murrell on Jul 25, 2014 3:34 PM
donald murrell
elinore emmons
Hi ; Would you list her mother as Mary #133230211
thank you Don
Added by donald murrell on Jul 25, 2014 3:20 PM
cshelans
Jeanne Springer Shelanskey
Thank you so much for the entry for Jeanne Springer Shelanskey which included the photo of her headstone and a newspaper clipping of her engagement. I have been unable to locate any information about the date that Jeanne and Frank were married and this clipping may give me the missing clue. Thank you again. If you have any other information about the "Shelanskey" family, I would very much appreciate you sharing it with me.

Thank you -Crystal
Added by cshelans on Jul 24, 2014 6:06 AM
Lisa MacFerren Minerd
61094289
Also my family. Thank you!

Lisa
Added by Lisa MacFerren Minerd on Jul 18, 2014 9:05 AM
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