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Dana Dancy (#46998072)
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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, rootsweb.com or ancestry.com 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 - http://www.lititzlibrary.org/lititz/cwp/view.asp?a=1214&q=468870

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

The website Lancaster Mennonite Historical Society (Obituary Index) - www.lmhs.org

Mennonite Church USA (full obituaries) around the United States - ww.mcusa-archives.org

website - www.pa-roots.com - Biographies, cemetery transcriptions, etc.

website - http://paperless.co.lancaster.pa.us/viewerportal/portal.asp?cc=true - Probate / Marriage Records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania - requires Microsoft Internet Explorer. Mozilla Firefox won't work..

Fulton County, PA - www.fultonhistory.org - 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) -
http://gethelp.library.upenn.edu/guides/hist/onlinenewspapers.html

The following websites supplied by Bill Tipton:

http://searchdocs.lancasterdeeds.com/countyweb/login.do?countyname=Lancaster
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.

http://online.lancasterlibraries.org/
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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Theresa
Cora Hall
Thank you for the info. It has been added.
Added by Theresa on Jul 04, 2014 7:36 PM
Jim Allingham
Hambright transfers
Dana,
Thank you for the transfers of Frederick and Hannah (Hamme) Hambright. I've already added some bio information for Hannah; have to dig out my Hambright file for Frederick. I sincerely appreciate all of your help!
Jim
Added by Jim Allingham on Jun 16, 2014 9:38 AM
Jim Allingham
Hamme / Hambright links, edits
Dana,
Thank you for the Hamme & Hambright links and edits; but, more importantly, thank you for your great body of research work and photo-documentation that located these graves in the first place. It has helped immensely in the quest to link extended family members. I sincerely appreciate your efforts!
Best regards,
Jim Allingham
Lansdale, PA
Added by Jim Allingham on Jun 15, 2014 7:00 PM
Dana Garrow
Jacob Frantz
Hi Dana (nice name by the way!) Thanks for the obit for Dr. Frantz… I've updated his memorial. Wanted to check and see if you are in any way related to him? If you are, I'd be glad to transfer him to your care. I prefer that family, any family, maintain their loved ones should they wish. Just let me know and thanks again! Blessings, Dana
Added by Dana Garrow on Jun 09, 2014 6:07 PM
dyo
Sophia Shoemaker
Hi Dana,
I have info for this person. She is the d/o Adam Faust and Mary Motter (per her PA death cert. under the name Sophia Grabill). She was b. 15 May 1838 in PA, d. 9 Aug 1915 in Lititz, PA. Her second mge. was to Henry Zug Graybill.
Added by dyo on Jun 02, 2014 6:06 PM
Laurie Burgess
Transfer
Hi Dana,
Thank you for the transfer.
Added by Laurie Burgess on May 31, 2014 9:49 PM
Ann Maree
RE: Sarah Young
Hi Dana, Would you be so kind as to remove my name from the bio on this memorial please? All I really did was notice that the location was actually mentioned in the obituary that you posted on your memorial. I really don't need any credit, the source (obit with location) is right there on the memorial already. Thanks, I really appreciate it. :)
Added by Ann Maree on May 31, 2014 2:50 PM
Renee S Carolan Hopper O C
Memorial Day 2014
Thank you

Butzin Graham Bouchey list is endless.
Added by Renee S Carolan Hopper O ... on May 26, 2014 8:52 AM
Glenn Benner
Jacob Wood
Hi Dana,
Thank You for the transfer. Biography is up (first draft). Poor Jacob had some rough duty. I will contact you if/when important new info is added or Descendants are found.
Best Wishes Always,
Glenn
Added by Glenn Benner on May 23, 2014 6:43 AM
Gary Buch Gehman(Gayman)
Mary Adams Memorial
Dana : Mem. # 89626347 Mary Stahl Adams. Is this the Mary you are looking for that was married to Josiah Adams?
Added by Gary Buch Gehman(Gayman) on May 16, 2014 10:25 AM
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