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Dana Dancy (#46998072)
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Bio Photo I currently live in Lancaster County, PA. I started researching my Family Tree in 2006. Greenwood Cemetery, Lancaster, PA was my first attempt of adding burial records to "Find a Grave".
I completed my project at the Machpelah Cemetery in Lititz, PA in August 2009 by photographing all the readable Gravestones & doing a quick Obituary search at www.LancasterOnline.
I photographed all the readable gravestones in the St. James Cemetery in Lititz, PA in October 2013, after the cemetery was restored.
I now (as of March 2010) include FULL obituaries, as fellow "Find A Grave" contributors have convinced me to do so - if your name is listed in an obituary and you would like it removed or your name listed as "LIVING" please contact me and I will do so.
You have my permision to use my Gravestone pictures for personal use, post them at Free Web Sites, or as long as you give me credit for the photograph.
I will transfer any memorial that is not related to me, include the persons name, memorial number and your member number - any requests MUST include your member number.

NOTE: Any requests that do not include the member number will be IGNORED, as it is time comsuming to have to do the additional step of looking up the number.

If you leave a correction for a memorial & I don't post it please email me again. If you do not want your name/Find A Grave member number listed with the correction please note that - otherwise I list it.
I will do Obituary Look Ups at the Lititz Public Library (weekly paper dates from 1877 - 2001 covering Lititz, Lancaster Co., PA) - I go about once a month. Please include the DOD and any information that will help - there is an Death/Obituary Index but it is a work in progress, years completed are 1877 - 1950 (as of Dec 2010), rest of the years are being worked on by volunteers and not all years are complete - website with index is -

Other sites for obituaries/cemetery records in the area and USA are;

The website Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (Obituary Index) -

Mennonite Church USA (full obituaries) around the United States -

website - - Biographies, cemetery transcriptions, etc.

website - - Probate / Marriage Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - requires Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mozilla Firefox won't work..

Fulton County, PA - - Cemetery transcriptions, biographies, etc. also covers some of the surrounding counties.

Website for Old Newspapers around the United States (Scroll down to the state you want) -

The following websites supplied by Bill Tipton:
Lancaster County Recorder of Deeds Web Site
I suggest creating a user account; I never tried the guest login.
Note: Under General Criteria, Search Type, select Individual.
Java Runtime Environment is required to view and print documents. A link is provided for the download.
The site gives access to public domain documents including but not limited to deeds, mortgages, and POAs. Deeds can be quite helpful. For example, if a grantor is deceased (the sale if from an estate or surviving spouse), the death date is usually listed.
Note: Lancaster County Public Library Card is required. I got mine from the Lititz Library (free). You need the card number to log in.
There are two ProQuest lnks. ProQuest ABI/INFORM is NOT the better resource. The second ProQuest link "Provides access to Lancaster newspapers only: Intelligencer Journal and New Era backfiles, combined Intelligencer Journal/Lancaster New Era, and Sunday News . . . "
This archive goes back to 1995, good for obituaries (I believe that LancasterOnline goes back only to 2005), weddings, divorces, anniversary celebrations, police logs, and various other articles. Microsoft Internet Explorer is recommended but I use Firefox without problems. The only aggravation is an activity time limit. If you're inactive for awhile (1/2 hour?) you might have to re-login.
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Looking into Sweigart's
RE: Benjamin Sweigart
Added by Looking into Sweigart's on Dec 15, 2014 3:33 PM
Joe David
RE: Anna Caroline Crosland
Yes I was able to read the article and saved the page as a pdf and pulled out the article and saved it a jpg. The end of the bottom lines are messed up a little but I think readable. My email is If you send me yours I will send you the newspaper page and the article as attachments.
Added by Joe David on Dec 07, 2014 3:25 PM
s schmidt
Lydia Neff
Wanted to let you know that part of the reason I had trouble with Lydia was because of another memorial with same name but different cemetery.
I let the maker of that memorial know that I think they have the daughter of Lydia Jane Tubbs and Isaac Neff so hopefully they will change the maiden name and make the links.

Lydia Jane Tubbs Bennett
Birth: unknown
Death: unknown
Lydia Neff married Miller B Bennett on September 5, 1909.
Family links:
Isaac Neff (1829 - 1914)
Miller B Bennett (1883 - 1939)
Cora V Bennett Frost (1922 - 2013)*
Owen Cemetery
Saginaw County
Michigan, USA
Created by: Elizabeth & Ron
Record added: Jul 17, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 113959968

Thanks again for the information. Hopefully we can clear this all up for any concerned relations.
Have a joyful holiday.

Added by s schmidt on Dec 07, 2014 5:29 AM
Joe David
RE: Rev. Edward Crosland
Thanks so much for the transfer. I will continue looking for more information on his wife. I also found the record for the death of Carrie Crosland in NY and the age is right.
Added by Joe David on Dec 07, 2014 12:34 AM
s schmidt
Thanks for directing me to the right Lydia. Was unsure if it was her or not.
Added by s schmidt on Dec 05, 2014 7:36 PM
Brenda Reilley Hun
Thank you!
Just wanted to let you know that all your work is very much appreciated. Thanks from the bottom of my heart!
Added by Brenda Reilley Hun on Nov 29, 2014 6:14 AM
Find A Grave Memorial# 124529413
transfer Request
wenakm # 47883885
Added by Wenakm on Nov 23, 2014 8:08 AM
Jacob Shimp
Thanks Dana so very much!!! Just linked 4/5 of the children so progress!!!!!
Added by J_A_nyce on Nov 14, 2014 9:24 AM
Tom Donahue
RE: Elizabeth King
I photographed the entire "new" cemetery. I am in the process of entering them. I have found several others entered in the incorrect one. Not everyone has been so cooperative in getting them switched.

Thank-you for entering the memorial in the first place. You do so much good work on Find-A-Grave.
Added by Tom Donahue on Nov 06, 2014 5:27 PM
Karen Hill Walker
Find A Grave Memorial # 56184463
Anna Maria Seip died after her husband in 1763 according to his will - I added Franz Seip's will to your memorial.

Thank you,

Karen Walker
Added by Karen Hill Walker on Nov 01, 2014 2:49 PM
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