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Barbara Chisler (#46604203)
 member for 10 years, 10 months, 17 days
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I have been going genealogy research for over 40 years; started when there were NO computers and the records were not always available. I enjoy helping people look for there ancestors. I am currently one of the Salem Christian Union Church's historians. I take care of the past history and am working on the cemetery there. We are documenting the headstones with photos, stone rubbings of those to hard to see, and unearthing stones. There are three books; which are now sold out; the history of the church and one of all the persons who are buried in the church yard and the veterans buried here. I am also interested in finding old photos of Salem church and the cemetery. The cemetery was vandalized twice in 1974 and 88 headstones were damaged.

Please, DO NOT DUPLICATE the entries. I am in the process of updating and adding information and its very time consuming to keep going back and forth. Also, I do not transfer families at this time as this is an on-going site and I am the caretaker of the cemetery records. I will gladly add any information that you like. ALL headstone photos have been entered on this site that are available. If others are found I will put them on as soon as I can. There are around 200 UNMARKED graves.

I consider Southern Illinois; Jasper Co.; my home and the surnames I research there are Wilkerson/Wilkinson, Curtright, Shelly, Fore, Worthey, Wilson, Barker, Joseph, Larkin, Clark, Densmore, Martin, Barker/Reiglesberger, Pictor and McKinney/McKimmey . Happy Searching and may God bless...

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Sherida (Riggs) Childers
RE: Susan Moore Larkins
Always glad to help out. I think it's important to make some of this information public while we are still alive to do it. Once we're gone, it could be lost forever.
Added by Sherida (Riggs) Childers on Sep 29, 2014 8:51 PM
Sherida (Riggs) Childers
RE: Susan Moore Larkins
I was transcribing all the obits in the book I listed. My Aunt left me over 1500 genealogy books when she passed away and rather than just let them sit on the shelf and collect dust, I decided to add the information on Find A Grave.
Added by Sherida (Riggs) Childers on Sep 28, 2014 8:56 PM
RE: Thomas Saylors
I am glad the information was useful. Best regards. . .
Added by Taddy on Sep 20, 2014 5:25 PM
Thank You !!!
Barbara thanks so much for approving the Bales edits !! I sure do appreciate it. Take Care.
Added by Veda on Sep 04, 2014 10:59 AM
Thank You !!!
Barbara thanks so much for approving the Bales edits !! I sure do appreciate it. Take Care.
Added by Veda on Sep 04, 2014 10:56 AM
Peggy Lamb Swafford
RE: John Piburn
Barbara, Would you consider either transferring yours or removing your memorial. John Piburn is our 3rd Great Grandfather and I would really like to keep him. I had made a search before I put my memorial up and there was no memorial. Thank You......Peggy
Added by Peggy Lamb Swafford on Aug 04, 2014 7:00 PM
Bill Vanderpool
RE: Bonita Morris
You could have sent the original contributor what you think is the correct information - that is what the Edit button is for. Yours is a duplicate and should be merged into the original memorial.
Added by Bill Vanderpool on May 18, 2014 4:48 PM
Martha Weenum Talsma # 22372852

You sent me a message and asked me to connect this memorial to her parents. This is not my memorial, you would have to contact Megan Heyl (#47120986) I believe it is her's. :)

Added by Rayla on May 17, 2014 11:15 PM
RE: Matilda J. Silverberg
Parents are now linked :-) Thank you for the info.
Added by CLS on May 17, 2014 10:19 AM
RE: Louise Curtright
You're welcome.
Added by Gina on May 08, 2014 10:34 PM
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