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James Bellert (#48157908)
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Bio Photo I was born at St. Vincent's Orphanage in Chicago. Because of the federal, State and local laws denying adoptees their basic civil rights to their original birth certificates and adoption records, I spent 30 years searching for clues to my biological families by searching libraries for obituaries and for information in old phone books, etc. This entailed a LOT of travel because I did this prior to the explosion of personal computers and online databases and resources for research into genealogy. Unless you are an adoptee, I don't think you will fully understand the extreme joy and connection I experienced when I found the graves of my biological maternal grandparents! And the information contained on those markers led me to finding my maternal half siblings. It also led me to tracing my own ancestry back more than 7 generations. I couldn't be happier if my contributions to Find A Grave can help someone in their genealogy research or in feeling a bit of that connection I felt when I found my biological grandparents' graves.

I had been posting obituaries I obtained from online sources to the memorials I add to Find-A-Grave. But, Find-A-Grave's FAQ (#89) concerning the posting of such obituaries is rather specific. So, I no longer post such obituaries.
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Henry Abs
Henry Abs duplication
I know about the three duplications but I don't know how to delete them....Sorry... Hank Abs
Added by Henry Abs on Jul 14, 2014 6:21 AM
Rossman Photos
Thanks so very much for the photos of the Rossmans.
Added by Sawallisch on Jul 11, 2014 3:02 PM
Row Walker
DAVID BOYNTON: Sutherland Cemetery
Thanks for all the time and effort you spent in this pursuit. I am not related but like to see these old sites recorded and photographed. Wonder if there was ever a marker!? We'll likely never know. Thanks again.

Added by Row Walker on Jul 08, 2014 10:23 PM
Shara-Dee Seiter
Rachel Rich
You added a memorial to Rachel Trotter Rich's record (died Indiana, 1857). Do you know who her first husband was? Where they married and who their children are? Rachel Rich is my 5th great grandmother through her first son, Benjamin Trotter. I'm looking for his father. Thanks for any information you've found. Shara-Dee Seiter.
Added by Shara-Dee Seiter on Jul 07, 2014 12:15 AM
John Schulkins
Thank you so much for taking the picture of the Shellenberger grave site I requested. John Schulkins
Added by John Schulkins on Jul 04, 2014 6:36 PM
Richard Kiolbasa
Thank you so much for taking the photo of Richard's marker. And also leaving the flowers on his memorial page.

Added by Jean on Jul 03, 2014 5:07 PM
Caryn Dugo
Thnks so much for not only taking and posting the pictures of my friend's aunt's grave but also for creating memorials for her husband and her oldest son. I will be sure to share the information with my gf. Thanks again!
Added by Caryn Dugo on Jun 26, 2014 11:51 PM
Nagel Family
Reindl In Arlington Heights
Thank you so much for the photos.-Jeanne
Added by Nagel Family on Jun 26, 2014 2:11 PM
Patricia Redfearn
William and Bertha Daverman
Good morning James,

Thank you so much for the lovely photos of William and Bertha's headstones! I sincerely appreciate you. I find the Find-a-Grave community such an amazing gift.


Added by Patricia Redfearn on Jun 24, 2014 5:42 AM
North Shore Gal
Philip Brugge
Thank you so much for the speedy photo request fulfilled for us :)-Jeanne Nagel
Added by North Shore Gal on Jun 13, 2014 5:42 PM
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