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Sheri N. (#46961525)
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Bio Photo 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.


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.

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Christine Cushnyr
Please add mother. 83997520 And father 83997797 To Christine Repasky Cushnyr 123393921
Thank you.
Added by rep on Nov 02, 2016 4:48 PM
Deborah Bubak
Franklin Cemetery

In fulfilling photo requests my area, I noticed that the Franklin Cemetery listed as in Franklin County, PA where I live I think is being confused with Franklin Cemetery in Franklin, PA Venango County PA. Most memorials in the Franklin County one are also in the Franklin Cemetery in Venango County, PA . as far as I know there is not a Franklin Cemetery in Franklin County, PA.
This could cause lots of confusion for folks, so I thought I would point this out. Check out burials in both and you will see what I mean. I noticed that many people who are listed in the Franklin County one died in Venango County or there about, so I think perhaps the one in Venango County is correct and the Franklin Cemetery listed as being in Franklin County, PA does not exist. The confusion maybe was that the one in Venango County is in Franklin, PA not Franklin County, PA.
Added by Deborah Bubak on Sep 19, 2016 11:40 AM
Ruby & George Taylor
Thank you for letting me know of the other burial place for them in FL. I have marked both of mine as cenotaphs.
Added by shadows on Sep 06, 2016 7:28 AM
Patricia Walsh Meadows
Aaron Cronin FAG#19569774
Hi, I've been updating my Cronin family and have wondered about the photo of Aaron and wife. And just wondering if this is your photo and if you are connected? Just looking for additional info on these Cronins as Aaron is my 1st cousin 5x removed. Thanks. Pat Meadows
Added by Patricia Walsh Meadows on Aug 10, 2016 2:55 PM
Patricia Walsh Meadows
Aaron Cronin
Added by Patricia Walsh Meadows on Aug 10, 2016 2:51 PM
julrene thornberg
Genealogy poem
I just read your poem or what ever it is called.
It brought tears to my eyes as I have felt those feelings, walked those cemetery's and went to a relative that has no stone anymore and wish I had the money to buy them another one to keep them going.
I to feel as if I was chosen to do my family. When I turned 50 my family bought me a computer and never even turned one on before. I joined Ancestry and put in my family I knew. Family members came out of the wood work. From over half the states of America with eagerness to find out my family and give me theirs.
I have met so many family members.
Thank you so much for all you do.
God Bless,
Added by julrene thornberg on Jun 16, 2016 8:52 PM
N.A. Gamlin #124172188 in Orwell North
Dear Sheri,
I am requesting the transfer of N.A. Gamlin to my care. I am quite sure it is one of my direct line that I have been searching for. Your kindness in this is much appreciated.
Thank you.
Added by PJM on Jun 13, 2016 7:01 PM
glenda (contributor #47305349)
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!
Added by glenda (contributor #4730... on Apr 30, 2016 12:46 PM
Nelson W Gamlin
Sheri, hi!
Seeking Nelson W Gamlin 14 June 186129 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.
PJ Miller
Added by PJM on Feb 15, 2016 7:42 PM
julrene thornberg
Michael Cronin family
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?
Added by julrene thornberg on Feb 10, 2016 2:48 PM
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