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Laurie S Keller (AKA Laurie Kirby) (#47378512)
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Bio Photo I started research into my family history over 50 years ago, as part of an 7th grade project; the itch to find out has never left me. I welcome the speed and spread of the internet -- before that it was a matter of making guesses, writing letters to overworked (and possibly annoyed) county clerks or historical societies and hoping to get a positive reply back.

Though I was born in Chicago, I come from a Minnesota family and feel my closest ties to that state.

My lines are: Smith (and what a difficult search that has been!), Ekman (Sweden), Shaleen (Sweden), Wallmark (Sweden), Kuhnau (Germany),Thiele (Germany), Phelan (Ireland). In addition I've done my husband's family links in England where I now live: Kirby, Wood, Coates.
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Messages left for Laurie S Keller... (40)[Leave Message]
RE: Nancy (Tryon) Strickland
Hello. You certainly have a research challenge.

If okay with you, I have posted your comments to the memorial for Nancy (Tryon) Strickland. Please take a look.

Have you corresponded with Ken Young? He submitted the information that I had posted. Both of you are referencing the same source but with different results.

Then a third possible alternative might be:
Nancy Tryon daughter of Elisha Tryon (not Elizur) who was born late in 1786 or early 1787 (baptized February 18, 1787 in Middletown, where she was born). The entry immediately under Nancy's baptism record says: Nancy, m. Step[he]n Strickland Jr., Nov [ ], 1812. This would be in Middletown.

All of this is beyond the scope of my research. I don't know what favors one option over the other. I accepted what Ken Young submitted as a Find A Grave edit but wouldn't know how to explain to him that I've now accepted other information.

We have CT town records so I'll take a look at the Library but that alone probably won't help.

Please write again as we all what the best available info to be posted!

Added by Jay on May 07, 2016 8:58 PM
Corinne Stefanko
My Smith family tree
Hello, Laurie, i have a family tree on it's a public tree at: Smith&Govedarica. i am researching my paternal side of the Smith branch and my cousin in Browns Valley,Ca., sent me more info for the Smith's. Please i am searching for the Smith's from Pittstown, Rensselear Co. NY. I am searching for info regarding a David Smith, silversmith, born c 1758 married to an Ann Xxx. Rebecca Cargile is on the Smith branch thru her mother Laura May Smith and she gave me recent info up to David Smith. If you can add any info i would be extremely grateful. Aloha, Corinne(Smith) Stefanko, Honomu, Hawaii.
Added by Corinne Stefanko on Jan 09, 2016 7:44 PM
I didn't he was. Read it s nd I said he was beheaded and drawn and quartered. No burial.
Added by InSearchOf on Aug 09, 2015 1:08 PM
memento mori
RE: Alfred Swenson's grave
No problem for using the photo on your family tree.
Added by memento mori on Jun 28, 2015 12:16 PM
Robert John Chudek
EKMAN, Nils and Britta
Although created two years prior, these two memorials have been removed as requested (pending Find A Grave action, they can't be removed directly).

Find A Grave Memorial# 27742877
Find A Grave Memorial# 27742867
Added by Robert John Chudek on May 20, 2015 4:20 AM
richard steckley
Memorial 138142084
I know sometimes there is some confusion as to who is buried where. I am a member of the Dekalb County Genealogy Society and have read some cemetery inscriptions on their website. Harrison H. Smith and his wife Jane and their son William are buried in Evergreen cemetery in Newville. If you go to the website and look at their cemeteries you will see what i mean.

Richard Steckley
Added by richard steckley on May 19, 2015 1:09 PM
hoebe Warner Miller
At the time I made the memorial I thought she was at Cuba cemetery Linda Cook Spears has done some research and says she is buryed in California died there living with sibling, they were close friends of Frank and Buelah Cook of which they had photos of them.
Added by cooke on Jan 28, 2015 8:35 AM
Robert John Chudek
Carl Albert WALLMARK memorial mix-ups
Hello Laurie...

I received your EDIT message regarding the two Carl Wallmark memorials in Chisago County. Can you please email me directly? I am a director of the Chisago County Historical Society and CCHS recently acquired the management of the memorials created by our (deceased) director Barbara Johnson. I will need a few days to investigate and unravel the problem with the memorial(s) you mentioned. Thank you.

Chisago City, MN
Added by Robert John Chudek on Jan 12, 2015 10:54 AM
K.A.O.S. in Los Angeles
RE: Harold R. Kuhnau 101519871
I have transferred Your uncle, Harold Robert Kuhnau's memorial you.
Added by K.A.O.S. in Los Angeles on Sep 01, 2014 6:52 PM
Terry Trackwell Kuhnau
Emil Kuhnau
My husband is a descendant of Carl Robert Kuhnau (1842-1898)of Minnesota. His wife is Alvine Schumann (1849-1915). Both originated in Prussia. I wonder if your ancestor Emil is connected to Carl as a younger brother or cousin. We have not established a family they are connected to Germany yet.
Added by Terry Trackwell Kuhnau on Mar 11, 2014 9:51 AM
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