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I started my family research journey in 2010 - quickly hitting the same information dead end walls all others encountered as no one had really researched the Warner family before. Also ran into dead ends in the McLean, Radel, Udell, Sayles, Madson, Decker, Quick, Handy, Woodring, Andersons ...too many to list. My family - as all families - have those dreaded dead ends where information just stops. |
Quitting wasn't an option. So, I worked almost 24/7 7 days a week and spent over $4700 on death, birth and marriage certificates to confirm/verify the relatives and paid for numerous on-line ancestry on-line subscriptions from ancestry.com USA, ancestry.com International, Archives.com, Geneologybank.com ...too many to count - all adding up in expense but each yielding some vital bit of information that broke down those information dead ends. I poured over thousands of cemetery lists and contacted via email/phone/snail mail thousands of funeral homes and cemetery managers-anyone who might offer a lead or verify information and followed-up if they didn't respond. I advertised jobs and paid people in other states to get obituary copies in a library who didn't offer copy services and who didn't have that obituary posted anywhere on-line or paid libraries and other services to copy obituaries that could not be found anywhere on Internet. I then posted those obits on FAG so it would be on the internet. Until someone posts it on ancestry.com, FAG or some other public website and/or links the names together correctly, it is NOT there to find. So your "finding' it on the internet was not the "real" research. It was the person who did the work to find it in a library or book or in their family bibles and who posted it to the internet for you to find. I poured over free on-line ancestry by surname books and purchased them when I could.
I googled names and went through not just 1st page google search but back 2-5 pages...looking for any elusive bit of information that might be under a misspelled surname etc. Exhausting. Dull. Work. I poured over thousands of old city/town tax records looking for relatives and for "current" property owners of land on which an old cemetery is located which has ancestors buried in it and requested a headstone photo. I sent thousands of emails to schools, college history departments, genealogy organizations, anyone who might be interested...the FAG REQUEST PHOTO website link of a cemetery (with my ancestors in it) in their specific town/city ...asking if they would take even one headstone photo or take it on as a history project and to forward my email FAG Photo Requests to anyone who might be interested. It worked. I also purchased ancestry books on-line - the cost of which adds up and spent hundred of hours reading ebook ancestry books searching for any elusive nugget of ancestry information.
Although my ancestry tree is private due to having too many death certs on it...I posted a ton of information on FAG and sent out edit updates to thousands of other FAG member memorials to help get our family ancestry out.
It is 2013 now..and I still work every day at least 8 hours a day on family research on my ever expanding mostly "fully researched" over 50,000 member tree. Fully reseaarched means DOD/DOD/spouse/all children/cemetery and last a photo of the headstone (if not cremated)
I salute all the family researchers - it is hard tedious work to break though dead ends ....but so rewarding when the family ancestry members finally fit together.
HINT: Buy a death certificate - it tells you where the person is buried & verifies parents. Sometimes this is the only way. Buy from the COUNTY - not from the state and NEVER buy on-line (way too expensive). Google county person died in and death certificate. Ex: Kent County Michigan death certificate. Price range is $5-$20 and toss in a self addressed stamped envelop.
HINT: Do NOT give up. I did this alone as none of my family on either side was interested (once I tracked some down) and the 1 who was interested was as clueless as me as to family history. I knew only my father's parents (but not grandmother's maiden name) and the name of my mother's parents - that is it. I never met my dad's grandfather and didn't even know my father had so many siblings. Those siblings I tracked down didn't know where their own father/mother were buried (my grandparents). If I can start from this point, so can you.
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|Rose||Amanda L Kelly|
Amanda L Kelly died 14 Nov 1910 Wayne Co. IN
Memorial #72403869. If you look down you messages, you will find that I have already sent you her memorial. Thanks, Rose
Added by Rose on Mar 13, 2014 5:31 PM
Thank for your help. It has been changed. thank you again for your help.
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|Rose||Amanda L Kelly|
Guess you didn't find anything more on my Amanda Kelly who died in IN. I know who her mother is and her family but you said you thought you knew her maiden name. I haven't heard anything back from you. Thanks, Rose
Added by Rose on Mar 12, 2014 4:46 PM
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|David Christopher Benton||Graceland (North Mount Moriah) Cemetery, Yeadon, (Delaware county), PA, USA|
Hello, I see you have uploaded a photo for Graceland Cemetery. My 4th great grandfather William D. CREE (1821-1888) -- according to his Philadelphia Death Certificate -- was originally buried in Machpelah Cemetery (DEFUNCT), which was at 10th Street & Washington Avenue in Philadelphia. Somewhere I read that burials from Machpelah Cemetery were moved to Graceland Cemetery in 1895. The trick is: I cannot find any contact information for Graceland Cemetery (also known as North Moriah Cemetery, but independent of Mount Moriah Cemetery). I cannot even find Graceland Cemetery through a Google Maps search. Because you have photographed Graceland Cemetery's front sign, I am writing to ask you: where is this cemetery??? Thank you, firstname.lastname@example.org
|Rose||Amanda L Kelly|
Amanda died in IN. I have a lot of information on her and her family. I am very interested in what you can tell me. Memorial 72403869
Added by Rose on Mar 06, 2014 10:42 AM
I know that Amanda's maiden name wasn't Bailey but that is what it says on their marriage record. Do you know what her maiden name was?
Added by Rose on Mar 05, 2014 2:48 PM
Hello, are you related to Jasper Warner?
|Cathy||Ralph Purvis #100509546|
I'm distantly related to Ralph's mother Margaret Loucks Purvis. Your information has been very helpful. I wondered if her full name was Margaret Gwendolyn Loucks. There is a birth record for Gwendolyn Loucks b. 13 Sep 1897; and the 1900 census (June) shows Margaret G Loucks age 2, b. Sep 1897. But her headstone shows b. 14 Sep 1898.
Added by Cathy on Feb 28, 2014 2:18 PM
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