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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 - 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) -

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..

Lancaster County (PA) Digitalization Project - old newspapers, City Directories -

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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Janet Personette
Cook in Silverbrook
The information you sent has been added. Thank yo u so much. Jan
Added by Janet Personette on Apr 11, 2016 12:55 PM
Romaine Stauffer
Anna Harsh
The obit you sent for Anna Harsh was for Elizabeth Rudy. Try again.
Added by Romaine Stauffer on Apr 07, 2016 5:35 PM
Joan Wright Romero
RE: Barbara (Morrow) Clement (memorial #108772842)
Sorry, I looked further and found out that you were correct. Sorry to have bothered you. I just think double checking helps us keep the information accurate.

I made some notes last night on the children. Can I email you with my comments and maybe you can help me fill in the blanks? My emails is

thank you
Added by Joan Wright Romero on Apr 06, 2016 8:50 PM
Joan Wright Romero
RE: Leuenberger's in Kochville, MI
HI Dana,
no problem - you are closer related than I am.

thanks for all the detail on the pages you create and the obits which I feel are so darn helpful.

If I can add to your information, I'll do an edit.

I'd like to add you to my Find A Grave friends if that is OK>

Added by Joan Wright Romero on Mar 31, 2016 8:42 PM
Joan Wright Romero
RE: Ethel E. (Davis) Eastman - Memorial # 160026633
Hi Dana,
no problem in you keeping them. I'll make a note so I don't bug you again about these people.

Isn't it nice that we can communicate with each other to make sure things are accurate and complete.

If I do bug you again, please nicely remind me again - I have a lot of people and I do get forgetful - but it is nice to share information.
thanks again
Added by Joan Wright Romero on Mar 31, 2016 8:40 PM
RE: Donald Vassell - Memorial# 74075477
No problem Dana.

Also, I got his birth info from his WWII Draft Registration Card. I found it on
Added by dquilterguy on Mar 22, 2016 7:48 PM
RE: Donald Vassell - Memorial# 74075477
This is what I found:

Genesee County Clerk/Register

Instrument: 195905310000001
Volume Page: D108 421
Date of Death: 05/31/1959
Local File No: 897
Added by dquilterguy on Mar 22, 2016 7:11 PM
John McCullough
RE: Shawn Stone
Added by John McCullough on Mar 11, 2016 4:01 PM
John McCullough
Shawn Stone
It lists Barbara Stone as his spouse; I assume she was a mom or grandmom rather than spouse.
Added by John McCullough on Mar 11, 2016 4:40 AM
mark cottrell
RE: John Hall (1754 - 1848)
Hi Dana I don't have anything on the parents. I know what you mean on the spelling variations. My 3rd Great Grandma Cottrell has 8 different spellings for her name on documents & I just finally decided on her wedding spelling as it was when she was the youngest & I figured more accurate. She always just made an X next to whoever actually wrote her name, as she couldn't write I guess. That's why I like seeing the original documents too, because sometime the person that transcribed the original makes errors. Thanks for getting me hooked up with Danny, who has found some good leads on my Smith line. Very good researcher. If any revelations come up I will let you know. Mark Cottrell
Added by mark cottrell on Feb 17, 2016 6:50 AM
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