A native Ohioan, who enjoys genealogy, and walking cemeteries to help others in family research and to help preserve history. I am always happy to make corrections and add any additional information you may have for any memorial, such as links to parents and spouse etc. However, please read Find A Graves "Transfer Rules" before making a transfer request. If said person has no ties to my family ancestry and I have no personal interest in that person, I will gladly transfer.
**WHY I DO GENEALOGY**
We are the chosen. My feelings are, in each family, there is one who seems called to find the ancestors.
To put flesh on their bones and make them live again, to tell the family story and to feel that somehow they know and approve.
To me, doing genealogy is not a cold gathering of facts but, instead, breathing life into all who have gone before.
We are the Story Tellers of the tribe. All tribes have one. We have been called as if it were in our genes.
Those who have gone before cry out to us. " Tell our story. " So, we do. In finding them, we somehow find ourselves. How many graves have I stood before now and cried? I have lost count. How many times have I told the ancestors you have a wonderful family you would be proud of us? How many times have I walked up to a grave and felt somehow there was love there for me? I cannot say.
It goes beyond just documenting facts. It goes to who am I and why do I do the things I do. It goes to seeing a cemetery about to be lost forever to weeds and indifference and saying I can't let this happen. The bones here are bones of my bone and flesh of my flesh. It goes to doing something about it. It goes to pride in what our ancestors were able to accomplish. How they contributed to what we are today.
It goes to respecting their hardships, their losses and building a life for their family. It goes to deep pride that they fought to make and keep us a Nation.
It goes to a deep and immense never giving in or giving up, their resoluteness to go on understanding that they were doing it for us.
That we might be born who we are. That we might remember them. So we do.
With love and caring and scribing each fact of their existence, because we are them and they are us. So, as a scribe called, I tell the story of my family.
It is up to that one called in the next generation to answer the call and take their place in the long line of family storytellers.
That is why I do my family genealogy and that is what calls those young and old to step up and put flesh on the bones.
Edit Requests - 5738508 Thank you for the edit requests. They will be processed as soon as I review them. Just a reminder, or in case you don't know, I thought you might like to know that I transfer out of guidelines. If you would like custody of any memorials I manage please submit an Edit request using the "Suggest any other correction or addition" option. If I am not related I will transfer. Thank you!
Nelson W Gamlin Sheri, hi! Seeking Nelson W Gamlin 14 June 1861–29 April 1946, who was spouse of your Edith A Haine Gamlin #124172209. I am imagining that he might be right next to her, possibly, even tho' he died 45 years after her. Is there someone who will go to Orwell North to check it out, please? Thank you--let me know what can or cannot be done. Namaste PJ Miller
Michael Cronin family Hi, I am helping my brother-in-law find information on the Cronin family. His name is Franklin Cronin, the last child alive of Pierce and Elizabeth (Newland) Cronin. He left West Virginia when he was 14 and brought to Oregon to live with his brother. Are you related to him? Julrene
N.A. Gamlin #124172188 Sheri, hi again, Can you provide ANY information re your memorial for N.A. Gamlin #124172188? Have had a photo request for this, too. Can you access the cemetery records for first name, and any vitals/details? Thanks much. PJ Miller
Aging static Photo Request Hey there, Sheri! Hoping you can help...have had a photo request in stasis since last October as someone went out, but flagged it as a problem since she was unsure if it was my grandmother's [Mary A Gamlin RICE, #153841082] or not. But THAT is only one reason I requested a stone shot of 'Mary Gamlin'--YOUR MEMORIAL #124172281, Orwell North, Plot 18.
I had responded to her that it did not seem to be the same one (Mary A Gamlin RICE's is very distinctive, but I do not know that plot number), but nothing back from her, and I cannot do anything with it since it is flagged.
Since you manage this one, and there is not much info at all, would you please pick up my photo request on it? It would be very much appreciated. All the best, PJ Miller
Reacquaintance Hi, We became acquainted about 15 years ago when I retired from the Air Force and moved to Breckenridge, Michigan. I now live in St. Johns, Michigan. This month I bought several gravestones for unmarked Zimmerman graves at Lafayette Twp Cemetery in Gratiot County, Michigan. I want to have the VA provide a new marker for David Zimmerman at Hardinger Cemetery in Ohio. I'll be spending more time on Ancestry.
Eliza Gamlin # 124172257 Hello Sheri, Enjoyed looking through your memorials lists. Wow. If you would be so kind, I am requesting a transfer of my relative's memorial to my care. Thank you for your gracious consideration. All the best, PJ Miller