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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, 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 - 1998 (as of Jan 2015), rest of the years are being worked on by volunteers and not all years are complete. I have found some obituaries that were not listed in the Index - Google Lititz, PA Public Library to get their up to date website address - click on "genealogy room" and then Obit/Death Index.

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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Karen Schneider Childs
RE: Eib memorials at St. James cemetery, Lititz, PA
Thanks a million
Added by Karen Schneider Childs on Sep 02, 2015 9:26 AM
Clay
RE: Lillian A. Kean - Memorial# 66922388
You are welcome.

And yes, a large number of memorials in the wrong cemetery. A small number of local volunteers are slowly going through the memorials to verify, and correct as needed, the burial location. We plan to have Sunnyside Cemetery cleaned up by the end of this year. Forest Lawn is a much bigger issue.

Thank you for the prompt correction.
Added by Clay on Aug 31, 2015 5:11 PM
Pat Kaszubowski - Thomas
RE: John M Travers memorial #78640143
Dana:

Thank you so much for the information.
I did not know that about the unknown burials.
I put your not on my bio page.

Have a good day. Pat
Added by Pat Kaszubowski - Thomas on Aug 27, 2015 9:59 PM
Lynn Fortney
RE: Kissel Hill Cemetery / Schober Cemetery, Lititz, PA
I actually just did that. Thanks
Added by Lynn Fortney on Aug 22, 2015 3:35 PM
Jean Doherty
RE: Winfield S Becker - Memorial# 44889793
That would be me who sent it to you in columns instead of lines. I'll try to shape up!
Added by Jean Doherty on Aug 22, 2015 8:17 AM
Joz
Harry Stites # 13317134
Hello, Joz here. Just wanted to say that it is nice to see someone who is adding "all" the available information from an obit. I have been doing obits for several years and I cannot understand why anyone would not add all of it. It just seems to be a waste. Also, there are many people inputting just names, dates, etc. from headstones and that drives me crazy. Seems like a waste of time to me. Anyway, since Harry is "maybe" in your line and "certainly" not in mine, I transferred it to you. Thanks for the obit. Joz
Added by Joz on Aug 20, 2015 6:47 PM
RoadRunner
RE: Mary Weicksel Memorial# 36670288
Thank you for the edit. :)
Added by RoadRunner on Aug 16, 2015 11:09 AM
Sue Tanner
Just a period
Hi Dana, Per Find A Grave rules "Use a period after names where only an initial is known".

I submitted an Edit for Helen M. Salisbury--the period is my Edit. I will be doing this again most likely, Thanks Sue
Added by Sue Tanner on Jul 30, 2015 1:12 AM
Grace Younglove Hudson
RE: St. Matthews cemetery, Monroe County, MI
Good Morning:
NO, Thank You for your help!!
Added by Grace Younglove Hudson on Jul 17, 2015 4:16 AM
Capt
Peter Saylor
Thanks Dana - I just sent you the actual TEXT of the obit which is what I provide if I can find it.

I understand why Find A Grave doesn't want weblinks particularly when they lead no where or are no longer valid. If I'm going to add text it's the actual obit or a bio about the person, not a pointer for people to go find it themselves.

While you edit your memorials to be compliant with the rules (if that is your goal) I would encourage you to do the same or just remove the text.

Thanks for the tip on the index at lilitz.
It makes searching at lancastercountydigitizationproject.org a tad easier. You should add that link to to your profile page with the other useful info.

By the way, you might have a browser issue, I was able to see the paper image just fine on Window 8.2 with Chrome browser but to tell the truth it is much quicker to search the text - and then you can cut and paste it into the memorial directly. Thanks again for all your efforts over there in PA, it's greatly appreciated.
Added by Capt on Jul 14, 2015 6:04 PM
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